Safety scores

Will FMCSA ‘un-ring’ the CSA alarm?

| August 27, 2014

Reader Thomas Little may best have paraphrased the thoughts of many: With CSA, "FMCSA fully intended" to "let the industry do their policing for them. Spoon-feed the detailed data into the marketplace to drive consumer ...

Coalition of trucking groups calls for removal of public CSA scores

| August 26, 2014

Ten trucking groups sent a letter to the DOT pleading for the public scores in the CSA program to be removed from public view, pointing to research that says the scores are not a reliable ...

New study highlights state truck enforcement disparities

| July 31, 2014

The new report, from ATRI, stresses that the different priorities and violation issuance rates across states dramatically undermine the uniformity of CSA.

Consultant: New CSA wave washing ashore

| June 25, 2014

Regulatory compliance expert Jeff Davis says a virtual tsunami of regulations directly or indirectly related to CSA has begun to hit the trucking industry.

CSA’s Fallout: SMS/safety rating system disconnect compounds problems

| June 04, 2014

While official safety rating element of FMCSA’s enforcement program remains, the CSA SMS runs alongside it, giving a more real-time window into inspections, violations and crashes. However, the difference between results produced by each is ...

Think you’ve got inspection frustration?

| May 26, 2014

It could be worse: While Overdrive's CSA survey shows continuing concern for deteriorating law-enforcement/driver relations, be thankful you're in America and not Argentina, as a recent case illustrates...

POLL: Should carrier CSA scores be withheld from public view?

| April 23, 2014

Given CSA problems shown by various reports this year and last, should BASIC scores be withheld from public view? If so, should inspection/violation data remain accessible? Tell us what you think here.

CSA safety measurement system display changes now available for review

| November 04, 2013

Among the changes being proposed are de-emphasizing BASIC percentile rankings and better describing so-called "absolute" carrier BASIC measures' relationship to scoring.

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