Hazmat BASIC

Ferro: Safety Fitness Determination proposal coming in 2013

A proposed rule that would allow FMCSA to use a carrier's CSA rankings to produce an overall safety rating will come in the first half of 2013, said FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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Changes to violation weighting, more posted this weekend

Among changes taking place this week are the introduction of a new hazmat-specific BASIC and adjustments in various violation weights.

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Irregular ratings: CSA snafus

Accident blame, violation weighting and regional differences continue to plague CSA. No fix appears to be on the horizon.

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