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CSA Safety Scores Must Distinguish Between Preventable and Non-Preventable Accidents

June 17, 2013

A growing number of fleets contend that Compliance, Safety & Accountability (CSA) program is in need of substantial improvement. Currently, a fleet’s score in the CSA safety monitoring system is based on all fleet-involved crashes, including those that the company’s driver did not cause and could not reasonably have prevented. This scoring criteria is contrary to accepted industry standards and, in the long run, will undermine the validity of the CSA program in the eyes of covered fleets.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, American Trucking Associations, CSA, Preventable Accidents, non-preventable accidents

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Monday, June 17, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

A Double Whammy for Truck Fleets: Ticket ‘Inflation’ and ‘Malicious Compliance’

July 27, 2011

Ticket fees have escalated dramatically and there appears to be a trend toward "malicious compliance," all for the sake of generating revenue. It's not uncommon for multiple tickets to be issued for the same violation due to overlapping regulations and the 'latitude' of interpretation afforded to officers. Plus, officers are providing fewer warnings and increasingly citing minor infractions, especially equipment violations. Increased citations negatively impact a fleet's DOT rating under CSA.

Tags: CSA, ticket inflation, malicious compliance, DOT rating, Citation

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Wednesday, July 27, 2011 11:02 AM | » Comments(3)

Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010: A New Way to Reduce Truck-Related Fatalities

September 23, 2008

Due to staffing constraints, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA ) can currently only audit about 2 percent of nation's truck fleets. In response to these resource constraints, FMCSA is developing a Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010 initiative to implement new ways to reduce truck-related accidents. CSA 2010 will measure a fleet's safety performance through data uploaded from fleet compliance activities and accident reports.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, September 23, 2008 2:14 PM | » Comments(-4)

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