What’s happening in the coming months with CSA 2010

After listening carefully to all stakeholders including Operational Model test participants, enforcement staff, and industry safety experts, FMCSA developed a revised schedule for the roll out of CSA 2010 in line with its commitment to launch this program in the most effective way possible. The rollout schedule is designed to methodically step federal and state enforcement staff, as well as the motor carrier industry, into the program one stride at a time – increasing the safety benefits through better understanding and increased accountability for good safety performance.  The rollout timeline is outlined below:

  • April 12 – November 30, 2010 – Motor carriers can preview their own data by seeing their roadside inspections/violations and crash events organized by Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC).
  • Summer 2010
    • June 30th – The Operational Model (Op-Model) Test will end.
    • July – The four “50/50” Op-Model Test states, Colorado, Georgia, Missouri and New Jersey, will join the five 100% Op-Model Test states in implementing the program.  
    • August –  Motor carriers will be able to see an assessment of their violations based on the new Carrier Safety Measurement System (CSMS) which will replace SafeStat later in 2010.
  • Fall/Winter 2010
    • SafeStat will be replaced by the CSMS. CSMS will be available to the public, including shippers and insurance companies.
    • FMCSA/States will prioritize enforcement using the CSMS.
    • FMCSA will begin to issue Warning Letters to carriers with deficient BASICs.
    • Roadside inspectors will use the CSMS results to identify carriers for inspection.
  • Winter 2010 – Safety Fitness Determination Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is scheduled to be released.
  • 2011 – Enforcement staff will be trained, and new interventions will be implemented State-by-State 

New CSA 2010 Materials Now Available!

Just the Facts about CSA 2010 
Did You Know?
  Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010) does not give FMCSA the authority to remove 175,000 drivers from their jobs and cannot be used to rate drivers or to revoke a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). FMCSA does not have the authority to take those actions. Only State agencies responsible for issuing licenses, CDL or otherwise, have the authority to suspend them. CSA 2010 does introduce a driver safety assessment tool to help enforcement staff evaluate drivers’ safety as part of motor carrier investigations.
This is just one of several facts explained in the new Just the Facts flyer. Just the Facts sets the records straight on the most common myths about the program.  More “Just the Facts” facts will be added in the coming weeks.
Several other new pieces of collateral material have also been added to the website. (Please note that the Data Review Supplemental Slides include animation.)

Information provided by http://csa2010.fmcsa.dot.gov

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