Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration - Current - CSA

CSA

Compliance Safety Accountability,(CSA) is a comprehensive program, administered by the FMCSA, under authority of the U.S. Department of Transportation, to improve commercial truck and bus safety by reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities related to commercial motor vehicles. CSA 2010 began in February 2008 with field tests in Colorado, Georgia, Missouri and New Jersey. In 2009 FMCSA added Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota and Montana to the tests.

CSA replaced the old "SafeStat" model that measured safety performance with the "Safety Measurement System" (SMS). During the summer of 2010 carriers and drivers could review the records of the Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC), the data base that stores safety information, and could contest such records.

CSA was implemented over the weekend of December 11, 2010, even though there is a pending lawsuit to stop the program. A stop order (temporary stay) was denied by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Ken Siegel represents the National Association of Small Trucking Companies, the Expedite Alliance of North America, and the Air & Expedited Motor Carriers Association, which claim to represent about 2,750 small carriers, and contends that FMCSA has not followed proper procedures before publishing the data.

There are three major components:

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