The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington cleared the Department of Transportation to launch its CSA 2010 trucking safety program as early as this weekend, denying a request for a delay.
The appellate court said Friday a group representing small truckers had “not satisfied the stringent standards required for a stay pending court review.”
That means the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be able to proceed with plans to make CSA carrier data available to the public online this month.
The agency said it could throw the switch on CSA 2010 as early as Dec. 12. It had planned to make the carrier data public earlier this year, but delayed its rollout.
The National Association of Small Trucking Companies asked the court last week to stay the program, claiming a release of information about carriers could endanger companies.
The data includes scores in five of seven safety performance categories that eventually will be used to determine motor carrier safety fitness ratings.
An attorney for the association said it considering how to proceed.
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