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How to Maintain a Good CSA Score

Learn how to maintain a good CSA score by watching the video below.

FMCSA Moves to Fix CSA Data Problem

For too long professional drivers have faced the burden of receiving CSA points for being involved in an accident, even when the driver was not at fault. At this point in time, the only option for a not-at-fault driver and their carrier is to challenge and win citations in co...

CSA Scores To Remain Hidden for Now

The National Academy of Sciences just released its long-awaited study of the FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) program.  The 132-page report makes recommendations for improving the way FMCSA uses its data to assign safety rankings to carriers. It also re...

Why CSA Scores Cannot Predict Accident Risk

Whether you like it or not, CSA is here to stay. Their goal is “ to prevent commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes, fatalities, and injuries .” However, there is a current debate on whether or not the scoring from CSA’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) is a valid and reliable ...

How to Cut Insurance Costs and Improve Your CSA Score

Did you know you could improve your CSA score and cut insurance costs at the same time? After your truck payment, insurance is one the biggest fixed costs for an owner-operator. Insurance is a necessity, but it is often not given enough attention. Continue reading to learn...

R.I.P. CSA ?

The new federal highway bill is prohibiting CSA scores from being made public. That is probably a good thing. CSA – Comprehensive Safety Accountability (2010) was supposed to be this great SMS (safety measurement system). It was not. From the beginning it was fatally flawed. ...

CSA Scores – How They can Make or Break Your Business

As a trucker, one of the things that go along with the job is getting a CSA Score, or Comprehensive Safety Analysis. Since the 2010 revisions of the CSA act, the scores are now accessible to everyone. These scores are used as one of the deciding factors in the hiring and firi...

Errors on CSA and What Can be Done to Fix Them

Many drivers write to me, surprised at the lack of due process for drivers and carriers in the CSA program.  With how the law is now, when you are given a warning from the CSA, the law enforcement officer in effect becomes the judge, jury, and executioner. The officer is in c...

CSA and What it Means for Tires

Tire maintenance violations under the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Program are very serious, and always have been, because they pose such a high safety risk. The majority of the tire violations are those that could cause a tire to rapidly lose pressure and render ...

Safe and Profitable

While operating as a motor carrier, it’s important to maintain a good CSA score with the US DOT. This score can make or break your business as it can determine if you will continue to have operating authority from the US DOT.   Keeping our equipment clean and p...