CSA scores

CSA’s Safety Measurement System site getting redesign, new features in August

One of the key goals of the redesign is to better highlight elements of the SMS that actually correlate with crash risk, FMCSA says.

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Regulatory update: Speed limiters, insurance increase, carrier scoring rules still set for 2014

A DOT report issued June 13 indicates rules mandating the use of speed limiters in trucks, raising the minimum liability insurance for carriers and implementing a more complete and direct federal safety scoring system could still come in 2014.

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FMCSA says it’s researching crash weighting in CSA scores

FMCSA is studying the feasibility of incorporating crash accountability into Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores and plans to release its Crash Weighting Research Plan sometime this year, the agency says.

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Watch those post-crash-inspection violations

They shouldn't be assigned severity weights to contribute to a carrier's ranking in any CSA BASIC if the violation was a result of the crash.

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POLL: Where do you stand in the CSA Crash Indicator BASIC?

If you have your own authority for operate a small fleet, vote in this poll to help Overdrive determine how the distribution of percentile rankings in the non-public Crash Indicator BASIC is working for small carriers.

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Inconsistent enforcement: Insist on inspection, not citation

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.

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Inconsistent enforcement: CSA’s heat index

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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Audit your drug/alcohol testing consortium

Video interview with regulatory consultant Richard Wilson highlights the need to double-check and pre-audit your drug and alcohol testing consortium for compliance with regulations -- if you don't, it could come back to haunt you.

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Who’s keeping score: CSA ranking tool for drivers

The Vigillo Roadside Resume tool is marketed directly to drivers and approximates driver CSA BASIC rankings. Learn how to access the system, as well as get a handle on its limitations, in this story.

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CSA/PSP: Due process, access key operator concerns

Diving into the issues surrounding operators' access to information being collected about their businesses by DOT and due process concerns with dismissed citations/violations.

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