U.S. Legal Services Channel Added to Vigillo’s Athena

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Big Data Business Intelligence platform now includes US Legal Service Inc’s data on adjudicated CSA violations

Vigillo LLC, creators of Athena, the transportation industry’s most advanced big data platform, announced today that it has partnered with U.S. Legal Services Inc. to add a new premium data channel to Athena. The new data channel with its built-in dashboards and reports will enable carriers to gain visibility into judicial outcomes of driver citations.

New guidelines from the FMCSA permit adjudicated CSA violations to be removed from driver and Carrier CSA Scores. This Athena Channel shows where these are being successful.

“Much like the inspection disparity that exists between states, various courts handle citations and violations differently,” said Steve Bryan, CEO of Vigillo. “Athena’s new U.S. Legal Services channel has data that can help a carrier know how each court is resolving driver citations related to CSA and their MVR.”

Anne-Marie Hulsey U.S. Legal Services Inc.’s Director of Business Development, notes that a recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ruling that beginning August 23, 2014, motor carriers and drivers will be able to request through the DataQs system the removal of violations when a driver is found not guilty, a violation is dismissed in court, or a receives a reduction in charge.

“FMCSA has finally acknowledged that it has to recognize the rulings issued in the U.S. judicial system,” Bryan stated. “This decision, which has wide support within the commercial motor vehicle industry, improves the quality and constitutionality of violation data that feeds into CSA scores.”

The U.S. Legal Services channel is the latest interconnected data channel in Athena and is now available to all Athena Subscribers for a nominal premium channel fee. Its Dashboards reveal the disposition of driver citations by state, county, violation type, CSA/MVR, fine reduction, and time to disposition. Also included is a Dashboard revealing where others have been successful with DataQ’s challenges by violation type and location.

About U.S. Legal Services
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. Legal Services Inc. provides legal representation to drivers through a network of more than 10,000 attorneys nationwide. For a low monthly fee deducted from their pay, drivers that subscribe to the service have access to legal representation and their attorneys’ fees paid.

About Vigillo LLC
Vigillo was founded in 2007 by a team of data scientists and software engineers specializing in the Big Data that flows from hundreds of sources within the commercial transportation and logistics industry. Wisdom is delivered through scorecards and interactive dashboards designed for professionals who tackle the complexity of the US supply chain every day. Vigillo’s Big Data platform, Athena, is the hub of all commercial transportation and logistics data from public and private sources and its suite of CSA Scorecards is the number-one CSA reporting system in the industry. For more information on Portland, Oregon-based Vigillo, visit http://www.vigillo.com.

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