Comment: There are some indicators that commercial truck drivers do not or have not received instructions on CSA and the impact on both motor carriers and drivers holding CDLs. The below instruction sheet on CSA is not all inclusive. However, there is sufficient material to provide a general overview of the purpose of CSA and how the program operates. If you have any questions pertaining to CSA, please contact your safety representative. D. Hilton, VP Safety
General: CSA stands for Compliance, Safety, Accountability and is a program managed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The Goal of this program is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities on our nation’s highways by assessing the safety performance of motor carriers and their drivers.
1. What are the seven CSA basics?
2. Where does the data come from?
3. How are the basics scored?
Summary: Motor carriers through their policies and management of their drivers influence what the carrier’s basic scores are going to be. A careful watch over the scores will go a long way in a motor carrier having a good safety rating that benefits both the motor carrier and their drivers. Below is a little test to see how well you understand the CSA program. If you have any questions pertaining to the answers contact the company safety department.
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