FMCSA program delineates truck crash CSA, SMS reportability

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Sources: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff 

The new Crash Preventability Determination Program (CPDP) enables commercial motor vehicle drivers or owners to submit a Request for Data Review covering eligible events from August 2019 forward. By formally clarifying crash conditions or circumstances, it stands to bring greater accuracy and fairness to FMCSA Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) and Safety Measurement System (SMS) mechanisms for critiquing driver or carrier safety performance.

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Artificial intelligence powers distracted driver detection technology

Source: Lytx, San Diego; CP staff

The developer of the Drive Cam video telematics solution for recording heavy-duty truck cab and road incidents has added machine vision and artificial intelligence-powered (MV+AI) technology to provide near real-time insight into risky behaviors associated with handheld device use, failure to wear seat belts, consuming food or drink with vehicle in gear, and smoking.  

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