Congress examines effects of CSA 2010

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new commercial motor vehicle safety enforcement program, Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, was both praised and criticized by safety advocates and trucking groups during a June 23 hearing before the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Highways and Transit Subcommittee.

Concerns about CSA 2010 included the processes used to rate motor carriers and drivers, how different types of carriers would compare to one other, how violations would be weighted and tracked, and how the system would differentiate between citations and warnings.

FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro said a new Safety Measurement System would be used to rate and rank carriers within CSA 2010 to determine which carriers warrant an intervention and possible enforcement action by her agency. She emphasized the system would draw on all available data, including violations and positive data, such as a carrier that passes an inspection at a weight station.

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