We’re always open for business. I just have not had anything to post on the blog lately. I spent hours on a post about the 2013 accident statistics which were released months ago, but for now, I have decided not to post it. I am not all that confident in my ability to interpret statistics. As a non-statistician, I would say the stats show FMCSA is failing miserably to reduce accidents. But again, I’m not a statistician. Other than that, I’ve been keeping my head down, trying to keep my customers out of trouble, and off the Man’s radar screen.
One quick thought: I am asked over and over again, ‘how do I get my CSA scores down?’. Generally speaking, you have to control your drivers. You can’t just turn them loose and let them do whatever they want to do. Every time they get written up by the police at a scalehouse, or on the side of the road, your score goes up. You need to be in your drivers’ ears all the time. It’s not too much more complicated than that.
I said “generally speaking”, because there are instances where a carrier’s CSA scores are not going to come down, no matter what they do. It’s the simple reality of the CSA model. But these type of carriers are the exception, not the rule.