Safety scores

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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CSA priorities include addressing concerns of small carriers, crash accountability, agency says

FMCSA also announced plans to launch a new version of the DataQs website for challenging inspection violations and crash assignments as early as the coming weekend.

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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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Inconsistent enforcement: CSA vs. the independent

In the two years since CSA's advent, the smallest carriers have had a much greater chance of getting inspected and put out of service than drivers and trucks of the largest carriers.

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Operators losing business because of CSA

Data quality and negative business impact stood out as key operator concerns as readers responded to early-2013 CSA reporting.

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Who’s keeping score: Carrier use of driver-ranking tools

The final installment in our investigation of third-party driver-scorecard services details carrier practices using the tools to rank current and/or prospective drivers in the perspective of CSA.

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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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Industry, safety advocates split on CSA ‘work in progress’

The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's 10-member CSA subcommittee issued recommendations with no small amount of dissent on the issues of crash fault and CSA scores' public display.

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