Language lurking in GAO’s CSA report to Congress: FMCSA hopeful to make driver data public
Tonight, a major with the Colorado State Patrol I’ve spoken with on a couple different occasions about his work implementing the CSA Behavioral Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories at the roadside inspector level will be delivering an hour-long presentation as part of Overdrive/Truckers News webinar series. It’s called “CSA: What it means to you,” and features Major Mark Savage at 8 p.m. Central time tonight. Tune in free of charge via your internet connection. For a little background on on Major Savage’s work with CSA, read the Truckers News report on the cover this month.
And I’m not sure what Savage may have to say about it, but if you missed the Government Accountability Office’s February report to Congress on FMCSA’s implementation of CSA, give a quick gander to this paragraph, starting at the bottom of page 3 of the report’s pdf, part of GAO’s description of the agency’s intentions for the future of the program:
FMCSA is seeking to gain new authority to regulate drivers through the next surface transportation reauthorization bill; if it gains this authority, the agency plans to make driver safety data public as well.