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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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Introducing Qorta

SambaSafety’s Qorta provides access to critical driver information, turning data into action that makes roads and communities safer. What Is Qorta™? Qorta™ is a SaaS risk management and data analytics platform. The platform is designed to make driver safety simpler, more reliable, and accessible to any business whose employees drive for work on a regular […]

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Q Transportation Launch

Today marks the launch date of SambaSafety’s newest product, Q Transportation. Ironically, last Wednesday’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit hearing in D.C., Under Pressure: The State of Trucking in America, was perhaps the exclamation point as to why Q Transportation was built. Q Transportation represents the productization of the vision we had when we combined […]

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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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Stay In Your Lane: Ensuring Compliance with Driver Screening and Monitoring

Background checks have become a standard part of the U.S. hiring process. According to a 2017 study conducted by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), 96 percent of employers conduct pre-hire background screening. For many companies, however, a one-time, pre-hire glimpse into an employee’s driver history doesn’t provide the legal protection companies need. With 83 percent of Americans reporting […]

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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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Best Practices for Driver Risk Management

Best Practices for Driver Risk Management Do you know who’s behind the wheel for your company? Let’s begin with a question: Do you know who is behind the wheel? The reality is that for many enterprises with employees who drive as part of their job, the answer is, “I think so,” or maybe, “no.” Driver […]

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Continuous Driver Monitoring: The Legal Landscape

 Case Study Continuous Driver Monitoring: The Legal Landscape Scopelitis law firm explains the legal environment surrounding driver risk exposure and the advantages of driver monitoring. “As a general rule, employers are vicariously liable for any motor vehicle accidents caused by their employees.” In 2009, Eduardo Delgado, an employee of Xerox, was driving a company vehicle when […]

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New IRT CSA Methodology

How Safe Are You? Are you ready for CSA Reform? CSA is changing, and finally for the better. In 2008, Vigillo was first to run CSA scores on behalf of the industry. Since then, thousands of motor carriers have entrusted Vigillo as the industry experts to bring them powerful insights and valuable data analytics for […]

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