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Latest ICSA Safety Awards

05 August 2022

Independent Carrier Safety Association recognizes its safest members with quarterly safety awards for the top three single-truck operators and the top three small fleets.

New First Gear™ Driver Training Now Open

05 August 2022

Several weeks ago, we informed our members that we would be making available to you the First Gear™ commercial vehicle driver online training curriculum at no cost. That day has arrived!

Avoiding Work Zone Crashes

23 June 2022

While all of us in trucking are looking forward to improved roads and bridges, we need to recognize that we are in for several years’ worth of construction projects, along with the detours, delays and – yes – work zone crashes, many of which can be avoided.

Not Too Soon to Plan for Brake Safety Week

23 June 2022

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced Aug. 21-27 as the dates for this year’s Brake Safety Week. Brake Safety Week is an annual commercial motor vehicle brake safety inspection, enforcement, and education initiative conducted by law enforcement jurisdictions in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.

FMCSA Announces Speed Limiter Rulemaking

19 May 2022

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is encouraging trucking companies and drivers to comment on a proposal to require speed limiters on commercial trucks.

Personal Conveyance. New Restrictions Ahead?

19 May 2022

On March 29, 2022, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) petitioned FMCSA to begin rulemaking for a more straightforward definition of Personal Conveyance (PC).

USDOT, FMCSA Pledge More Truck Parking

19 May 2022

Speaking to a meeting of trucking industry leaders in Arizona early this week, the acting FMCSA Administrator said her agency and trucking are in sync on top industry issues, including the need for more truck parking.

Why does truck insurance cost so much and what can you do about it?

18 April 2022

If you are like many commercial auto insurance buyers, you probably really pay attention to those costs once a year when you shop for coverage.  But you really should pay closer attention all year long because cost inflation in commercial auto coverage has been happening for over a decade, and small fleets feel the impact disproportionately to large fleets. Why do your insurance costs continue to rise?

Highlights of CVSA Workshop

18 April 2022

We had the pleasure of representing ICSA at the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) workshop in Bellevue, WA last week. ICSA was the sponsor of a special information session for motor carriers on implementing fatigue management programs. I attended several information sessions and committee meetings, but to me the most impactful session I attended was a preview of the FMCSA Digital Inspections Program soon to be launched.