Item Response Theory is Superior to CSA in Crash Correlation

For almost a year, SambaSafety has been sharing its IRT Model with the industry and reporting that we think IRT greatly improves many of the defects of CSA. Now we have completed our analysis on whether it measures up to the FMCSA’s 2012 Effectiveness Test. Details follow, but spoiler alert, IRT is superior to CSA […]

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Considerations for FMCSA Crash Preventability Program

On Wednesday, July 31, 2019 the FMCSA Administrator gave notice¸ that the Pilot Crash Preventability Program begun in July 2017 will be made permanent with modifications. Here is what is being modified: Process will be streamlined Non-Preventable Crashes Removed from SMS (CSA Scores) The eight Categories of acceptable crash submissions will be extended to 15 Categories […]

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How To Optimize and Enforce Your Safety Policy

Every single day, there are more than 16,000 car accidents in the United States alone. In half of them, someone suffers an injury. As an employer, you may not be able to completely mitigate the risk of car accidents among your employees and fleet drivers, but you can take precautions to make sure that your drivers are […]

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SambaSafety continues its focus on the FAST Act with a visit from Senator Cory Gardner to our Denver HQ

As part of our ATA-organized visit to select Congressional leaders involved in trucking safety regulation, key members of our Executive Leadership team met with Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and his team on April 11 in Washington, DC. Senator Gardner sits on Commerce Committee (oversees transportation) and the Transportation & Safety subcommittee. During the meeting both […]

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The State of the CSA Score: IRT and Facing the Future – Fully Informed

In the dozen years that I have been involved in the Trucking Industry, I have met many amazing people and seen advances in safety technology, data, and analytics that are mind-boggling.  I have met hundreds of business owners and executives who operate their businesses with a vision of literally delivering America, but a mission built on […]

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2019 Truckload Carriers Association Annual Conference

SambaSafety is proud to be here in force as one of your Allied partners.  We’re exhibiting, presenting, and sponsoring at what is one of our favorite events of the year. Almost everything you know about CSA is changing, and Sambasafety is at the forefront of helping carriers understand those dramatic changes and the new methodology called Item Response […]

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FMCSA submits CSA overhaul plan to Congress

Here we go!!! As reported this morning by our friends at CCJ: FMCSA submits CSA overhaul plan to Congress…read more. Almost three years since the FAST Act demanded CSA Reforms, looks like FMCSA is rolling it out. Major changes pending to CSA methodology; Vigillo, a SambaSafety Company has been working in parallel to ensure we […]

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Motor Carrier Survey – for MC&E

Hello everyone, Our biggest annual event is upon us.  The American Trucking Association’s Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE) starts tomorrow in Orlando, FL.  On Sunday morning, I will be participating in a panel discussion of the changes to CSA that have been suggested by the National Academies in the CSA Reform study they completed in […]

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CSA Reform Status – Vigillo Comments

PDF Version Here IMPROVING MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY MEASUREMENT Panel on the Review of the Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) Program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Initial Comments by Steve Bryan, President & Founder of Vigillo, A SambaSafety Company June 28, 2017 Yesterday, June 27, 2017, 18 months after the FAST Act removed CSA […]

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National Academies CSA Reform Report to be Released Tuesday

Happy Friday everybody, It seems to be pretty rock solid now that the CSA Reform Report, 18 months in the making, will be released to the press on Monday, and the Public on Tuesday, June 27. I’ll be reading the report as soon as I can get a hold of it, I have a team […]

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