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CSA Reform Status – Vigillo Comments

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PDF Version Here  IMPROVING MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY MEASUREMENT Panel on the Review of the Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) Program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Initial Comments by Steve Bryan, President & Founder of Vigillo, A SambaSafety Company June 28, 2017 Yesterday, June 27, 2017, 18 months after the FAST Act removed CSA […]

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The Ties That Bind – Roadcheck 2017

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You walk cool, but darlin’, can you walk the line…And face the ties that bind Bruce Springsteen – The Ties That Bind (1980) Roadcheck 2017 with its focus on Cargo Securement will run June 6-8, 2017.  Several weeks after that, we’ll have the data to report on the results, but I thought it might be […]

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Driver Scorecards – Automatically e-mailed to your Drivers

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This week, Vigillo released its newest product in the CSA Daylight Suite, the CSA Driver Scorecard e-mails.  Vigillo CSA Subscribers can now have Vigillo auto-send each of their drivers a monthly snapshot of their individual driver CSA Scores (DSMS). Pushing information directly to your drivers is a great way to keep everyone focused on the […]

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RoadCheck 2016 – Results are in

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“And my tires were slashed and I almost crashed, but the Lord had mercy” Bruce Springsteen – Rosalita What is RoadCheck? Every year, FMCSA and its enforcement partners conduct an intense few days of inspection activity called RoadCheck.  Each year, they focus on a safety theme and zero in on a specific Violation Category.  This […]

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Route Planning 1519 AD

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In 1519, 496 years ago, Ferdinand Magellan received funding and approval from Spanish King Charles I, to prove the existence of a route to the Spice Islands (what we now call Indonesia) by sailing West. The proposed route headed West across the Atlantic, through a passage that Magellan believed existed through the South American Continent, then across the […]

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Highway Patrolman

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I had the great pleasure to make a presentation to the Nebraska Trucking Association’s annual meeting in Omaha last week.  Gave the group an update on what we’re seeing in the CSA data as it impacts carriers operating in Nebraska, but also a wide national view of what Nebraska domiciled carriers should expect when they […]

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“Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.”

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Publius Cornelius Tacitus AD 56 – 117 Tacitus is considered to be one of the greatest Roman historians. He is known for the brevity and compactness of his prose, as well as for his penetrating insights into the psychology of politics. I wonder what Tacitus would make of the DOT’s commercial motor vehicle inspection program? […]

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Battle in the Senate today on HOS rule

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Buzz is building in DC today, the Senate is apparently set to vote on a possible 12 month delay in some of the new HOS rules.  But DOT is not going quietly on this.  Should be an interesting day, watch the trade press, I’ll try and do an update here this evening. sb http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=35154&t=Sen-Collins-To-Call-For-Changes-To-HOS-Rule-At-June-5-Hearing

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19,000 Miles of US Interstate Highway System to shut down this month!

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You know, the fun thing about being me is that I get to make outrageous statements that are utterly improbable but which I back up with facts that are indisputable.  That’s what makes me different from the FMCSA, who makes utterly improbable statements … The following appears in the IG Report just issued last week.  […]

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