Independent owner-operators have the lowest rate of truck-involved crashes but are far more likely to be put out of service than drivers for carriers with 500 or more trucks, which have a higher crash rate.
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.
CSA "isn't going anywhere," said Compliance Safety Systems' David Saunders at the Great American Trucking Show in a session on CSA: learn to market yourself with your record.
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