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Fleet Safety Conference 2014

See photos from the 2014 Fleet Safety Conference

Fleet Safety is not optional!

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By |August 22nd, 2014|Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fleet Safety Conference 2014

Road construction update for Truckers – I-95 Virginia this summer

ATTENTION: Truckers, lane closures on I-95. Just a quick heads up.

Road Construction on I-95 this summer in Virginia with lane closures

To all over the road truckers, just in case you hadn’t heard. There is a massive construction project going on in Virginia on I-95 that will continue throughout the summer of 2014 and in to 2015.

From the commuterconnections.org website:

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced today at an Orange Cones. No Phones. safe-driving
event held on the 95 Express Lanes construction corridor that drivers traveling on I-95 in Northern Virginia should prepare for more lane closures and traffic impacts this summer. Drivers will face continued closures of the existing HOV and regular lanes on I-395/95 during overnight hours and weekends, as well as on weekdays during non-rush hours, as crews work to advance the Express Lanes to completion. The 95 Express Lanes project is more than 75 percent complete, and remains on-schedule to be substantially finished by late 2014 and open to traffic in early….Read More

Click here to download PDF with more info.

By |May 27th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Press Releases|Comments Off on Road construction update for Truckers – I-95 Virginia this summer

FMCSA Safety Measurement System website improvements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is test-driving an improved version of its Safety Measurement System website.

The SMS site is where carriers and the public go to get the safety performance data the agency uses to determine which carriers pose a risk and need to be investigated. Last year the site hosted nearly 48 million user sessions, the agency said.

The agency is proposing some improvements to the site that have been suggested by users of the system. The changes can be previewed online, and the agency plans to host several webinars to explain the changes.

The agency said its objective is to make the site easier and more intuitive to use, to consolidate information and to improve access to information and performance monitoring tools.

Among the changes, the site:

Displays a carrier’s summary status in the Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories. Detailed data is available for each category.
Offers a tour to explain the revisions.
Lets the user download the data for all carriers in the same safety event group, such as inspections or crashes, used to rank the carrier’s BASIC percentile.
Highlights a carrier’s performance in each BASIC to identify any trends.
Includes a carrier’s safety rating from a compliance review, information that formerly had to taken from a different database.
Shows a carrier’s current insurance and authority status.
Shows a carrier’s enforcement case history.
Offers a variety of customizable displays and graphs to portray safety performance over time.
Displays the total number of inspections and a breakdown of the number of inspections with violations.

The agency said carriers can preview their own data in the proposed redesign, and the public has access to simulated data.

The explanatory webinars are scheduled for November 18, 21 and 22.

For more information, see Federal Register.

By |November 7th, 2013|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Press Releases|Comments Off on FMCSA Safety Measurement System website improvements