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New Trucking Industry Guidelines

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Christina Houghton7 years ago

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has recently started to implement their CSA program which could cause trucking companies to exercise more caution on the road due to new regulations.

What is CSA?

The acronym CSA stands for Compliance Safety Accountability and was created by FMSCA to improve large truck and bus safety in order to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities related to commercial motor vehicles.

According to the CSA website, the program introduces a new enforcement and compliance model that allows FMCSA and its State Partners to contact a larger number of carriers earlier in order to address safety problems before crashes occur.

New Trucking Regulations

Through the CSA program, new regulations regarding hours of service are forcing trucking companies to implement additional equipment in order to monitor truck driver behavior. This additional equipment includes an electric on-board recorder which will eliminate the 11th hour of driving.

The system will initiate a D-rate which will gradually slow down the truck to the point where it cannot operate at all if a driver tries to operate past his hours of operation limit. It then sends a message back to the track control center announcing that the driver has defied regulations.

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Thomas J. Henry have handled a multitude of 18-wheeler accidents over the past two decades and continue to handle many of the largest 18-wheeler accident cases throughout the United States. Whether the company is small or large, our success is not an accident; it is because we understand how trucking companies operate.

Thomas J. Henry are available to respond to trucking accidents at any hour, day or night. Our lawyers understand that the immediate acquisition, or acquiring, of evidence is paramount to understanding how the accident occurred. Remember, your choice does matter. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.


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