BASIC

Comment period opens for proposed CSA changes, FMCSA hosting Q&A sessions

the main changes available for preview include lowering intervention thresholds for some SMS categories, raising the threshold in one BASIC and making the Hazmat BASIC public. The agency also has proposed upping the minimum number of crashes needed before registering a Crash Indicator BASIC ranking.

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Owner-ops can preview altered CSA scores based on FMCSA’s proposed changes

Changes to intervention thresholds, BASIC ratings, crash figures and more are on deck, FMCSA says, and carriers can preview the changes to their own SMS ratings here...

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Industry, safety advocates split on CSA ‘work in progress’

The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's 10-member CSA subcommittee issued recommendations with no small amount of dissent on the issues of crash fault and CSA scores' public display.

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FMCSA offers preview of safety measurement changes

These changes are the first in a series of improvements to the safety measurement system that FMCSA will make up to twice a year.

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CSA change will help flatbeds

Flatbed carriers will get some relief on their safety rating under a new change in how securement is weighted in the CSA program.

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FMCSA: Study shows CSA improves compliance

CSA model enables the agency and its state partners to contact more carriers earlier to correct safety problems.

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FMCSA posts warning letter ‘tipsheet’ online

The warning letter provides instructions for accessing motor carrier safety data in the Safety Measurement System.

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Agency adjusts cargo scoring for CSA 2010

FMCSA is recalibrating the BASIC by adjusting the cargo securement violation severity weightings based on comments from experts.

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Agency posts carrier safety ratings

FMCSA update allows carriers to see where they stand in each Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category.

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Pulse

The trucking industry's issues percolating now, especially in the regulatory arena, promise to make 2010 a more tumultuous one than most.

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