Driver rating system coming next year

Jill Dunn and Todd Dills | November 04, 2009

For carriers, because the safety reviews will be monthly and automatic, CSA 2010 will change the way they approach safety. Currently, carrier ratings are limited to compliance review acute/critical violations. Carriers can go as long as years without an audit.

ATA has been advising its membership to get serious about encouraging driver safety through in-house programs and rewards. The organization likewise emphasizes the need for carriers and drivers to ensure that all clean inspections get entered into carriers’ files.

Until a rulemaking about the final scoring methodology takes effect, carriers with poor safety records will be rated in accordance with FMCSA’s current compliance and enforcement process.