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Most Fleets Unprepared for CSA 2010

SafeStat has been replaced by Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010, which applies to all truck fleets that operate interstate and require a US DOT number. All vehicles that operate interstate with a 10,001-lb. combined GVWR or greater are covered by CSA 2010. This regulatory enforcement change will create a monumental sea change in how truck fleets manage drivers, their fleet operations, and remain DOT compliant.

New Fuel Economy Labels Proposed by EPA & DOT

WASHINGTON - Two new fuel economy labels are proposed, one of which features a letter grade to communicate the vehicle's overall fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions performance.

DOT Cracks Down on Distracted Drivers

WASHINGTON - Connecticut and New York drivers caught texting or talking on a hand-held cell phone will be pulled over and ticketed in the latest "Phone in One Hand, Ticket in the Other" distracted driving campaign.

DOT & EPA Set First GHG Emissions Standards

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly established historic new federal rules April 1 that set the first-ever national greenhouse gas emissions standards and will significantly increase the fuel economy of all new passenger cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

Distracted Driving Summit Leads to Nationwide Efforts

WASHINGTON - In addition to an Executive Order issued by President Obama prohibiting federal employees from text messaging while driving on official business, the Department of Transportation also urged state and local governments to take action.