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Delving Into the Highway Bill: Trucking Issues

December 10, 2015

Delving Into the Highway Bill: Trucking Issues

The five-year, $305 billion highway bill signed into Dec. 4 by President Obama titled Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) contained several important provisions that stand to affect the trucking industry and the truckstops that also operate commercial vehicles. Below is a brief overview of those issues.

FMCSA to Clarify CSA Scores

June 24, 2013

FMCSA to Clarify CSA Scores

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said it will propose changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program later this year in an attempt to make clearer that the rankings are not necessarily safety scores.

DOT Agrees to Revise CSA

October 29, 2012

DOT Agrees to Revise CSA

The U.S. Transportation Department has agreed to revise its Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) program, including re-evaluating the relationship between carrier safety scores and crash risks.

CSA Opponents Testify the Program Harms Small Carriers

July 16, 2012

CSA Opponents Testify the Program Harms Small Carriers

Opponents of the FMCSA's CSA enforcement program testified before the House Small Business Committee last week that the program harms small carriers.

FMCSA to Change CSA Scoring

April 2, 2012

FMCSA to Change CSA Scoring

FMCSA is seeking public comment on proposed changes in the way it scores motor carriers under its safety system known CSA.

CSA Releases New Fact Sheet Series

January 23, 2012

CSA Releases New Fact Sheet Series

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program released a new Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) fact sheet series on its website.

Shop Repair In a CSA 2010 World

January 1, 2011

Shop Repair In a CSA 2010 World

The nationwide rollout of Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010 is underway, and it is changing the way fleets approach their maintenance. Under the new government-mandated system, violations found at roadside that didn’t accrue points in the past will count. As a result, it is likely that carriers will no longer wait until a truck returns to its terminal to take care of maintenance, which will boost over-the-road repairs.