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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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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Happy Anniversary FMCSA – Meet The Parents

Happy February everybody, and Happy Anniversary! Its been exactly 6 months (August 1 – Feb 1) since FMCSA launched their 24 month Crash Preventability Demonstration Program to see what impact it would have if FMCSA reviewed DOT Record-able crashes and made Preventable/Non-Preventable determinations for purposes of CSA crash scores. So happy 6-month (26 week) anniversary! According to Match.com findings […]

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Transport Topics – Live on Web – Recruiting Millennial Drivers

I had blast doing Transport Topics LiveOnWeb program this week.  In case you missed it…and have an hour to spare.  Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/qDfCRodtu9g

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FMCSA portal update and news

FMCSA UPDATE: WEDNESDAY 12/21/2016

Hi everyone, We have not updated you about the FMCSA upgrades in a  little while but we’ve been back to Washington DC and met with the FMCSA since last time and have some news: The FMCSA upgrade is still not complete but thankfully the FMCSA are now posting news about the upgrade status, you can […]

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FMCSA portal update and news

FMCSA UPDATE: FRIDAY 12/16/2016

Today we have some good news about the L&I API: QC Mobile L&I API This API is the main and only way to bulk or programmatically retrieve L&I information from the FMCSA. Many DOT’s and software companies use this API to populate L&I information. Unfortunately this API has been unavailable since the FMCSA’s move to Amazon’s […]

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FMCSA portal update and news

FMCSA UPDATE: WEDNESDAY 12/14/2016

The FMCSA’s Compass Portal migration to Amazon is still experiencing challenges today. Here is the latest update: FMCSA Compass Portal Access While Vigillo can now access daily data from portal for many customers there is still widespread Portal Account access issues. The FMCSA are aware of this (we just spoke with them this morning) and have […]

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FMCSA portal update and news

FMCSA UPDATE: FRIDAY 12/9/2016

Happy Friday! More positive FMCSA news today in that we can successfully access most DOT’s inspections, violations and crashes from the FMCSA Compass Portal now on a daily basis and provide this information in Vigillo’s scorecards The most recent Post Date is Thursday 12/8/2016 which is the most up the date information available which is good We still have a few DOT’s […]

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FMCSA portal update and news

FMCSA UPDATE: THURSDAY 12/8/2016

We are noticing quite a lot of Clean Inspections and we are not yet sure these are all correct. In the past, during Compass Portal data outages, we have first seen inspections recovered as Clean inspections initially but then later become populated with their true violations so please keep an eye out for that. We are still having problems […]

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