Jim York

Confirm the benefits
A legislative proposal providing a tax credit for advanced safety technologies on commercial vehicles, including brake adjustment monitoring, lane-departure
Give or take an hour
As this column goes to press, the private and for-hire trucking industry is facing some difficult issues resulting from a July 24th decision by the U.S.
Be prepared
A July 2007 decision by the Nebraska Court of Appeals provides some interesting insight into how courts determine defendant/plaintiff liability in intersection
Still waiting
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Safety Status Measurement System better known as SafeStat has found its way into
Zeroing in
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its long awaited effectiveness analysis of FMCSA's Safety Status Measurement System (SafeStat) last
Think again
Regular readers of this column are aware that I frequently promote increased oversight in the areas of at-risk driver behavior identification and management.
Tougher targeting
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released an upgrade of its computerized roadside inspection targeting program, known as the Inspection Selection System (ISS).
Early detection
ATA has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to formalize a rule expanding the use of driver violation notification programs.
Raising the bar
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed a rule late last year that would require a more rigorous safety certification process
The big picture
I often wonder how frequently this column strikes a chord with readers. Sure, I've routinely received emails and phone calls. But never have I received as much feedback as I did in response to my December Bold Moves column
Driven to distraction
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released its analysis of a single-vehicle passenger bus crash near Washington, DC, in 2004. The findings provide yet another link between crashes and driver cell phone use.
Bold move 1
In late October, the American Trucking Assns. petitioned the Dept. of Transportation to require the installation and oversight of speed governors on all new commercial vehicles with GVWRs of more than 26,000 lb.
Contingency plans
Making sure your fleet is ready for the unthinkable. Fleetowners need to know the importance of contingency plans for their business
Fatal mistake
the “small motor carrier oversight” issues surrounding this crash are eerily similar to the events of the April 2003 Glen Rock crash, as reported by the NTSB.
It's all in the numbers
Gauging the health of return to work programs
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