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Member Survey Results

20 October 2022

Thanks to the 142 ICSA members who completed our survey AND provided contact information so we can mail them an ICSA hat and other goodies! Here are the results of our member survey.

California AB 5: What We Know and What We Don’t

12 October 2022

Presumably, most everyone in trucking knows that Assembly Bill 5 changes the world of the independent contractor in California, yet there are still more questions than answers. AB 5 changes the designation of independent contractors, commonly called owner-operators in the trucking world.

Safe Driving Means No Distractions

12 October 2022

Safety is still “keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel,” but now it is also “keep your mind on the task of driving.” Quite simply, safe driving means no distractions.

CVSA Wants Every Truck to Have a Universal ID

12 October 2022

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently granted a petition from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) to examine whether a Unique Identification Device (also known as a Universal Identification Device or UID) should be installed on every interstate commercial motor vehicle.

Handling Inattention Among Drivers

19 September 2022

Despite all the new safety features and equipment in our trucks these days, crashes and fatalities continue to rise. We must do better, and ICSA’s safety consulting team is here to help members improve highway safety and reduce the chances of being in a serious crash.   

DataQs and the Single-Truck Operator

19 September 2022

As the old saying goes, “The only dumb question is the one that goes unasked.” This analogy is easily applied to the DataQ process as “If inaccurate data is not reviewed, only the carrier suffers.” While large carriers have teams of safety specialists and intermediate carriers often have at least one dedicated safety director to perform Requests for Data Review (RDR, or DataQ for short), for single-truck owner/operators, this function, as with so many aspects of single-truck motor carriers, becomes the responsibility of that owner.

ICSA Launches New Driver and Fleet Legal Services

05 August 2022

We are proud to announce new driver and fleet legal services for ICSA members through a new partnership with U.S. Legal Services (USL).  USL is well known throughout the trucking industry for the safety and business tools they provide for the single-truck professional driver and small fleets.