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Use of Off-site Compliance Reviews Grows

14 February 2022

According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) data covering its 2021 compliance audit activity, more than 40% of all audits last year were conducted largely off-site, away from the carrier’s place of business.

Interested in Reducing Tire and Fuel Costs?

14 February 2022

With on-highway diesel hovering around $4/gallon (never mind California!) and retail tire prices going through the roof, our members are looking for ways to reduce these costs.

USDOT to Revive VIUS

14 February 2022

Starting February 23 and concluding in October 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation is launching a research effort to help gain a better understanding of the features and purposes of commercial vehicles traveling on U.S. roadways.

ICSA Member David Bolles Wins $500 TAT Drawing

14 February 2022

Congratulations to the ICSA members who were trained and certified by Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) during National Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January and were entered into our drawing for $500!

Fault vs Preventability

14 February 2022

In the transportation industry we often hear terms such as “who is at fault” and “preventable crashes” used interchangeably. In fact, the two terms are often confused.

DRIVERS BEWARE: You May Be Criminally Liable in a Crash

18 January 2022

If you’ve been in trucking for a few years, you are probably well aware that prosecutors and juries are becoming more punitive and imposing lengthy prison sentences on drivers convicted of negligent homicide in truck crashes. In some cases, judges and juries want to make the guilty driver a public example. In other cases, states’ mandatory sentencing guidelines leave them no choice. The highly publicized case of Rogel Aguilera-Mederos is one example.

How Can Filing a DataQ Benefit You?

18 January 2022

“Driver, park in the lot and an inspector will be right out.” So begins the random North American Safety (NAS) Inspection process. An hour or so later the inspection is complete and then what? If a violation is found, the driver and the carrier have options. If a carrier wants to contest a violation, it is important to understand the benefits and perils of the DataQ process, or Request for Data Review (RDR), for challenging violations.

Get TAT-Trained, Get a Hat and More!

17 January 2022

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness month. ICSA members who get trained and certified by Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) by the end of January will receive a spiffy new ICSA hat and be entered into a drawing for a $500 gift card.