Sound Sleep to Road Ready

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32.7% of people in the Transportation/Warehousing industry get fewer than 6 hours of sleep a night.  Now, this is not a surprise to me. We all know that driver fatigue is an issue in this industry. I see at least one new article a week (if not a day) on driver fatigue: sleep apnea, HOS […]

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Hero Driver Intentionally Runs off Road To Avoid Hitting Others

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I’m always pleased to use the Vigillo blog to publicize the selfless action of truck drivers.  Huge kudos to professional truck driver Bryan Keith Minton of North Carolina for his actions this past June 28. As reported by fleetowner.com, Minton intentionally ran his rig off the road in order to avoid hitting a car that […]

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New CSA Crash Weighting Plan Proposed by FMCSA

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If you’ve been following the recent stories about testimony on the effectiveness of the CSA Safety program, you know that the FMCSA has taken some heat for including and equally weighting all crashes, including non-preventable crashes, in the CSA Crash BASIC scores. Well, the FMCSA has just announced that they are undertaking a new national […]

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CSA Evolves away from Safety

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As CSA evolves, it is critical that the FMCSA and all of us keep focused on its original goal of reducing injuries and fatalities on our nation’s highways.  Recent action by FMCSA seems to be getting off that track.  The new CSA 3.0 proposed methodology veers towards placard compliance which is simply NOT SAFETY! I […]

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Vigillo Introduces CSA Intervention Manager

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Like having your own FMCSA Auditor on Staff PORTLAND, Ore.—June 30, 2012—Vigillo LLC, creators of data mining software products designed to aggregate, organize and deliver complex fleet safety information in an easy-to-read scorecard format, today announced the release of its new Intervention Management Solution, the Vigillo Intervention Manager (TM). The web-based application represents the eighth, […]

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"Everybody in here's innocent. Didn't you know that?"

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Movie buff’s will recognize the title of this blog post from Shawshank Redemption.  The movie’s main character, Andy Dufresne, was given a life sentence for a murder he did not commit.  In prison, everybody says they’re innocent, but very few actually are.  Andy was innocent. Often times when speaking with safety directors I hear bewilderment.  […]

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