Flea Flicker! Using Football's Trickiest Play to Slash Your Fatigue BASIC

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OK Team – huddle up!  Alright…4th quarter and we need to win this thing.  We need to do something surprising.  So the next play we run is the flea flicker, got it? What do you mean you don’t remember the flea flicker?!  It’s only the most famous trick play in the history of football.  (What […]

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ATRI Survey's Industry Top Concerns

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Industry Asked to Rank Top Concerns  Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, today launched the 2011 Top Industry Issues Survey.  The annual survey, commissioned by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with […]

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NEW! Red Flag Scorecard & Video

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Good news!  All Vigillo scorecard subscribers got a new red flag violations scorecard today – at no additional cost.  This new scorecard explains what the FMCSA calls “red flag violations” – The FMCSA’s list of twelve egregious safety violations. The new scorecard shows where and when red flag violations have occurred in your fleet, which […]

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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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ATRI Seeking Motor Carrier Feedback on CSA

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Good Morning everybody.  Saw this message this morning, ATRI does very good work, suggest you take a few moments to respond to their survey – sb. Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today launched a survey to identify CSA impacts on trucking operations, as well as carrier perceptions and attitudes toward FMCSA’s […]

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How's your appetite?

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“Delay is a bitter tonic, but it increases appetite.” ~ AUSTIN O’MALLEY, Keystones of Thought According to the FMCSA’s schedule (http://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/SMS/InfoCenter/#question5), the SMS update is still expected to post this week.  It’s now after 5 PM on the east coast, but we’ve seen the update post on weekends and even holidays in the past, so […]

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FMCSA wants to make driver data public

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Breaking news!  In a just published article, CCJDigital.com reports that the FMCSA is working to make driver safety information public.  From the article: The agency is seeking increased regulatory authority over drivers via the next highway reauthorization bill, according to a February Government Accountability Office report to Congress on CSA progress.   “If [FMCSA] gains this […]

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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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Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

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I had intended to blog today about some new data we’re compiling on how certain violations correlate to crashes.  But circumstances this weekend have steered me in a different direction. I started thinking about heroes.  It was Fathers Day, and my Dad is my number one hero.  Likely many of us would say that about our […]

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