Commercial Motor Vehicle Compliance: Quality Matters

Advice for commercial motor vehicle inspectors to live by Although I’ve started a new job, Commercial Motor Vehicle Compliance is not new to me. I’ve moved on to the next phase in my life since retiring from state law enforcement after 31 years in the commercial motor vehicle enforcement field. However, I did not stray very far from what I’ve … Read more…

Compliance training for CSI experts

Garrison and Harrison attend training at GMTA headquarters Our CSI compliance experts John Harrison and Jody Garrison attended training in October 2013 at the GMTA headquarters for the North American Transportation Management (NATMI) Certified Director of Safety Program. Constant training is a must for our compliance experts. … Read more…

Operation Safe Driver Mobilization Week: October 20 – 16, 2013

Taking Aim at Distracted Driving and Driving Safely Around Trucks and Buses Nearly 4,000 people are killed and 100,000 others are injured in large truck and bus crashes each year on the highways. During the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week, October 20-26, law enforcement agencies across North America will engage in stepped up traffic safety enforcement aimed … Read more…

CSI adds new diagnostic tool to gather essential data

Valuable crash data now available to Collision Specialists Collision Specialists Inc. is proud to announce the procurement of the PACCAR – DAVIE 4 DIAGNOSTIC TOOL. PACCAR-DAVIE 4 tool was recently released on the market.  Similar to Detroit Diesel, Cummins, and Caterpillar, Paccar-Davie 4 will allow CSI to access crash data stored in the PACCAR engine’s event data recorder (black box).  … Read more…

Is Your Company Ready for the Next Lawsuit?

by John E. Harrison Since I retired from the motor carrier safety enforcement community in 2011, I’ve taken on the mission of crash analysis and regulatory compliance for the motor carrier industry. Immediately following retirement, I joined a highly reputable accident reconstruction firm. I went to them with a personal and professional goal to work on trucking defense cases so … Read more…

Police Accident Reports Not Enough for Determining Fault

The president of Collision Specialists Inc., Jeffrey Kidd, spoke to a Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) subcommittee of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) recently regarding whether or not police accident reports are reliable in determining fault in trucking accidents. According to the accident reconstruction specialist, “[p]olice accident reports are not reliable enough to determine who’s at fault in truck crashes.” … Read more…

Truck Accidents and the Role of Police Reports

Panel Comments Underscore Complexity of Truck Accidents Patrick A. Salvi, a Chicago lawyer who represents victims of truck accidents, today echoed comments made this week by an accident reconstruction specialist who spoke to an advisory panel that is looking into the role police reports can play in assessing truck carriers’ fault in accidents. According to Truckinginfo.com, Jeffrey Kidd of Georgia spoke to … Read more…