CSA undergoes more precise rating system upgrade
The scores that fleet management owners earn on their Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) statistics are important in determining their success of their business. Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has begun to investigate and correct some scores to exclude accidents truckers are involved in where they are found not at fault, reports Trucking Info.
In the near future, they hope to introduce a program that will individually weigh in the impact of different types of accidents to accurately portray the responsibility drivers had in each incident. This new program will help trucking companies better manage their CSA scores and keep an accurate count of accidents involving their drivers.
Ralph Craft, analyst for the FMCSA, says this addition to the process will streamline the overall data for trucking companies.
"This will give us another piece, which the industry has requested over and over again and which we feel is a legitimate request to improve the rating system," he told the news source.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's website, the CSA program aims to reduce driving accidents and issues by finding ways to promote and regulate trucking safety and trucker health.
Monday, July 18th, 2011
The scores that fleet management owners earn on their Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) statistics are important in determining their success of their business.