A recent study conducted by a large carrier showed that as much as 60% of logbook violations are a direct result of errors and omissions. These errors and omissions are costing drivers and carriers hundreds of millions a year in driver down time, fines and the purchasing of EOBR's thru satisfying FMCSA requests.
Logbook training should be a top priority for all carriers today. Drivers who are making logbook errors are destroying their future in trucking and carriers who continue to allow logbook violations are doing so from a position of ignorance because of CSA regulations.
Administrator Ferro, of the FMCSA announced just this month that they are going to remove bad carriers and drivers. The definition of BAD here is carriers and drivers who can't keep legal or correct logbooks.
Manpower has been a problem in the past for the FMCSA and has kept them backlogged with more cases to work than possible. The agency has since corrected the manpower problem and this year more carriers will fall than the 10,000 plus of 2011. The same will be true for drivers. The FMCSA will soon issue a threshold for PSP points that will eliminate thousands of more drivers. In 2011 there were an estimated 400,000 drivers disqualified to drive under CSA regulations.
If this is news to your company it shouldn’t be. The FMCSA has clearly stated that carriers and drivers will follow the CSA regulations or be eliminated from the Transportation Industry period!