FMCSA may be a long way from accounting for crash fault in the CSA Safety Measurement System. In the meantime, questions about the system's effectiveness loom large with analysis of crash rates.
MCSAP award winners' violation priorities profiles suggest the federal government views a high level of on-highway traffic enforcement (versus vehicle inspections) as preferable enforcement behavior.
Indiana State Police DataQs coordinator Michael Wilson shared these at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance workshop April 22, 2013.
Bypass systems work well for carriers with a good safety-performance history to help them avoid the extra scrutiny rolling over the scales gets a truck and its driver.
Under CSA, you don't want to take any chances about whether your equipment will pass inspection. Check these Overdrive articles for help.
Inspectors around the nation know well the low-hanging fruit for violations in certain industry segments.
The way the DataQs challenge system is working suggests conventional wisdom about citations and CSA scores is flawed, with the issue of unfinished clean inspections looming larger for carriers looking to improve CSA scores.
State inspection intensity ratings range from Maryland, where 32 inspections per lane-mile of National Highway System were conducted during CSA's first two year, to Idaho, where only two inspections per lane-mile were done.
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