csa

Bypass systems reduce inspection likelihood

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.

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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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Staying ahead of the inspectors

Under CSA, you don't want to take any chances about whether your equipment will pass inspection. Check these Overdrive articles for help.

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Inconsistent enforcement: Know your vulnerabilities

Inspectors around the nation know well the low-hanging fruit for violations in certain industry segments.

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Three letters, rhymes with ‘essay,’ not a veggie box…

'I got my CSA!' -- fresh local vegetables warm the cockles. Speaking those three letters makes most members of the general public feel nice and upright and good about themselves. Too bad we can't feel the same.

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ATRI seeking driver feedback on CSA

For the third year in a row, the American Transportation Research Institute wants to hear from drivers about their experiences CSA.

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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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POLL: Have you experienced a CSA intervention since Dec. 2010?

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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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Prompt updates to fleet data can help scores

Use the MCS-150 form to update annual vehicle-miles-traveled and total power unit data for your fleet, measurements you have control over and which figure in Unsafe Driving and Crash Indicator BASIC measures.

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