Owner operator trucking professionals who are getting a little nervous about the upcoming implementation of CSA 2010 and EOBR (electronic onboard recorder) regulations should take a look at two new service offerings from PeopleNet. PeopleNet has created two new services they expect to have a positive impact on a freight carriers CSA 2010 score. In fact, they are so confident they even offer a no-cost guarantee for trucking services that sign up.
The CSA 2010 is designed to assess carriers and drivers most recent 24 months of driving history and crash data using the new Safety Measurement System (SMS). Using this data they hope to identify problems with unsafe driver behaviour before it becomes a serious problem and reducing the number of accidents, fatalities and injuries related to the trailer trucking industry.
PeopleNet’s EOBR is in line with current safety regulations and will continue to be in compliant with the recent FMCSA ruling 395.16. A low-cost fleet management system with eDriver Logs that allows fleets to electronically monitor drivers hours of service and stay in compliance with the hours-of-service regulations in force.
PeopleNet’s CSA 2010 service bundle is a little more involved and covers the full range of safety features that help transport trucking professionals when they’re on the road. On board event recording of all of the important information; engine-fault-code monitoring, speed alarms and more with Speedgauge; and onsite help by PeopleNet Professional Services to make sure customers are ready for CSA 2010 by helping them understand the technology and how to implement it to assess, measure and impact trucking safety performance.
There could be some heavy fines on the horizon for trucking firms and owner operator trucking professionals that aren’t ready for EOBR and CSA 2010, if sources and the FMCSA are correct? Current estimates around the freight trucking industry indicate that freight carriers will be up to 8.5 times more likely to end up paying more than normal and being told by the FMCSA what they need to do to get in line with the new regulations.
What violations are the ones most cited by the FMCSA? According to sources five of the top 10 most frequently cited violations in 2009 were related to hours-of-service violations, so you might want to make sure your paper work is in order and correct?