Tag archive: trucks

The Debate Over Inward and Outward Cameras in Trucks

A recent article by Sean Kilcarr published in Fleet Owner explores why one director of safety believes inward and outward facing cameras will be absolutely vital tools for commercial drivers going forward, outweighing any privacy or other concerns drivers and company owners may have. Jeff Wood, director of safety for Martin Transportation System (a 1,000-truck,…

Insurance Industry Pushes Electronic Logs and Speed Regulators

Driver fatigue received increased attention after comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured in a January 2014 incident when the limousine he was riding in was struck by a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. tractor trailer whose driver failed to notice traffic slowing ahead. Reports later indicated the truck driver had driven 12-hours to work before starting his…

Removing Public Access to CSA Scores

Pennsylvania’s Representative Lou Barletta put forth a bill that would keep Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) scores confidential, called the Safer Trucks and Buses Act (H.R. 5532). Barletta drew from his experience as a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to make a direct change to the CSA program. In addition to shielding…

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