SMS

FMCSA concludes weighting crash fault in CSA rankings would be inconsequential, cumbersome

Incorporating crash accountability into the CSA carrier ranking program would not improve the DOT’s ability to target for intervention carriers most at risk for crashes, nor would it be easy to implement or cost-effective, FMCSA concluded.

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Some readers show favor for the public visibility of CSA’s carrier scores

And what about drivers' information? some readers ask as broad swathes of trucking industry representatives call for hiding carrier CSA scores.

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CVSA joins industry in call for CSA SMS scores to be removed from public view

In a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx dated Nov. 14, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance echoed industry calls for CSA's SMS scores to be removed from public view.

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Big data blowback: Trucking goes to Congress over CSA

Behind the CSA bill -- H.R. 5532 would require FMCSA to revamp the CSA program, pulling scores and non-crash-associated data from public view in the meantime. Prognosis for the bill in the short term: Not good with a Democrat Party-controlled Senate, one watcher notes.

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Will FMCSA ‘un-ring’ the CSA alarm?

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 choice of motor carrier ... and then stand back and pretend that wasn't how CSA was supposed to be used... They won't be able to unring that bell."

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Coalition of trucking groups calls for removal of public CSA scores

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 predictor of safety.

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POLL: What do you think of the new CSA SMS public display?

FMCSA's enhancements to the CSA Safety Measurement System's public face included a de-emphasizing of carrier category scores on the front page of carrier profiles. Is it a masterful facelift, lipstick on a pig or do you have other thoughts about it? Tell us here.

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Changes to CSA’s SMS site go live, aim to better illustrate scores’ relationship to crash risk

The Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s carrier rankings site — the Safety Measurement System — has been redesigned and has some new features, which went live Aug. 2. Here's what's changed.

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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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Lawsuit over FMCSA guidance on CSA scores dismissed

In a brief to media and members, the board of the Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation reported that the suit they brought against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2012 had been decided in favor of FMCSA.

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