All articles by Marissa Hirt

Go Big or Go Home

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We’re number crunchers over here at Vigillo. We eat them for breakfast… lunch… and a late afternoon snack… (dinner is non-numbers because beer goes better with real food). Okay, so 3 square meals aside, we look at the digits all day long. For the most part, the numbers are expected and align themselves with what […]

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Unified Registration System: Comments open

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The goal of the Unified Registration System is to streamline the registration process and make it harder for “chameleon” carriers and brokers to come back to life.  The system would be online, using DOT’s to identify carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, etc.  Additional goals include assurances to the public that carriers have appropriate insurance on file, […]

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Why spend money when you don’t have to?

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As your HR director will tell you, recruiting is expensive.  The costs of reviewing, screening, and starting someone will almost always cost you more than keeping a current employee.  Thus, your HR director will also tell you, spending wisely to keep employees is a far better use of your money.  (Which is not what a […]

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Safety Event Groups: And why you should care!

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Safety Event Groups seems to be a huge part of CSA that appears simple, but really just add to the confusion.  In August, 2010, the FMCSA shifted the methodology from Peer Groups to Safety Event Group when they stopped using Average Power Units (APU) to group fleets.  This lead to a lot of concern as […]

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Thanksgiving with the In-Laws: The FMCSA, Shippers, Brokers, and Carriers at the Table

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Recently Transport Topics published an article discussing how the FMCSA hopes they can improve safety by regulating shippers and brokers.  By following the Australian model of “Chain of Responsibility,” the FMCSA hopes to curb those shippers that strong-arm motor carriers and drivers to take loads they should not due to HOS, size and weight, or […]

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Drivers under CSA

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Since the announcement of CSA, there has been a lot of attention focused on drivers.  For good reason!  The whole of the CSA methodology is centered on roadside inspections and driver behaviors.  There are two portions of the CSA methodology: the Carrier Safety Measurement System (CSMS) and the Driver Safety Measurement System (DSMS).  Recently, there […]

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CSA: Not Just for OTR Carriers!

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The FMCSA announced that in May, over 3,000 passenger carrier safety inspections were conducted over a two week period.  Additionally, they initiated 38 full safety compliance reviews on commercial passenger bus companies.  For details, see the FMCSA’s press release. This is in line with the FMCSA’s clear desire to have more stringent passenger-carrier safety standards.  […]

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Marissa! Sales Rep Extraordinaire

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Many of you know me previously as the Vigillo Sales Administrator.  I was the person you called when you had questions about your account, CSA, the Scorecards, and what to do/see when you got to Oregon.  Oh wait, I still do that!  But, I have recently been promoted to Sales Representative.  I look forward to […]

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