FMCSA Installs DataQs Fix

August 27, 2014

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Carriers and drivers can now get a violation removed from their CSA scores if a court has dismissed it.

Under a system that went live August 23, carriers and drivers can submit proof of dismissal or a not-guilty finding through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s DataQs portal.

DataQ’s is the system the agency uses to manage challenges to the information posted on the CSA Safety Measurement System. CSA, which stands for Compliance, Safety, Accountability, uses data from crashes and roadside inspections to flag carriers for enforcement action.

The agency is responding to industry complaints that citations dismissed in court have remained in the system. Now the violation will be removed or changed to match the court’s decision.


  1. 1. John wood [ August 30, 2014 @ 07:17PM ]

    Yeah if they write you a citation! If they just write a warning, it bypasses the judicial system and data q's sides with the officer evrytime!

  2. 2. jay [ September 17, 2014 @ 08:58AM ]

    As long as law enforcement looks at the general public as the enemy there is no incentive for the government to correct the wrongs they do.
    When a police officer is nearby do you feel safer or do you feel frightened by that police officer knowing that he is JUDGE, JURY & EXECUTIONER when you're on the street?

    Every officer knows that a warning counts as badly on your record (CSA Points) as an actual ticket, you can't take a warning to court and fight it, so you are just screwed.

    Driver shortages will be a much bigger problem with this system of unjust abuse. Why would a young person want to enter a line of work where you're abused everywhere you go. You'd be hard pressed to name a job that gets less respect, and for that we all should be ashamed.


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