What is CSA 2010?
Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010) is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Agency's enforcement and compliance program.
Under CSA 2010, FMCSA will:
- Reach more CMV carriers earlier and more frequently
- Improve efficiency of carrier investigations by focusing on specific unsafe behaviors, identifying causes, and requiring corrective actions
- Hold carriers and drivers accountable for their safety performance, demanding and enforcing safe on-road performance
How will this change affect drivers?
- Unsafe carrier and driver behaviors that lead to crashes will be identified and addressed
- All safety-based roadside inspection violations will count, not just out-of-service (OOS) violations
- Drivers will be more accountable for safe on-road performance - good news for drivers with strong safety performance records
What can drivers do to prepare for the change?
- Know and follow safety rules and regulations
- Become knowledgeable about the new Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs) and how FMCSA will assess safety under CSA 2010
Review the Safety Measurement System (SMS) methodology document
- Keep copies of inspection reports
- Learn about employers' safety records
- Know the Facts