CSA’s Data Trail

CSA’s Fallout: ‘Play the game’ to get out of the lockup

| July 08, 2014

How the team at Old Time Express turned the lock open out of 'safety jail,' reversing its Conditional rating and winning back business.

CSA’s Fallout: Trapped in a CSA nightmare

| July 07, 2014

Part 1 of this story of how one small fleet operator got stuck in "safety jail" as a Conditional safety rating, a high BASIC score in hours and violations compounded and business vanished.

CSA’s Fallout: ‘Ugly little secret’ — severity weights, peer groups need work

| June 06, 2014

The draft report issued April 30 from the CSA Subcommittee of FMCSA's MCSAC advisors included a large section on potential methods of improving the scoring system.

CSA’s Fallout: SMS/safety rating system disconnect compounds problems

| June 04, 2014

Safestat remains the official rating element of FMCSA’s enforcement program. The CSA SMS runs alongside it, giving a more real-time window into inspections, violations and crashes. However, the difference between results produced by each is ...

CSA’s Fallout: Scoring reliability woes dominate independents’ concerns

| June 03, 2014

Overdrive's 2014 CSA survey shows independents are most concerned about reliability of scores, but the system’s many flaws haven’t halted third-party use of the rankings in business decisions.

Running the CSA data trail: Full coverage from our 2013 series

| May 01, 2014

CSA scoring is faulty, unfair for small carriers, GAO report says

| February 04, 2014

The scoring system used by FMCSA in its Compliance, Safety, Accountability system is flawed and is made up of an incomplete data set, particularly for small carriers, a GAO report concludes.

Preps for Brake Safety Week, starting tomorrow

| September 07, 2013

Brake maintenance tips and resources from longtime brake system components manufacturer Bendix -- and the top states for brake inspections/violations.

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