FMCSA Upgrades CSA Program

FMCSA Upgrades CSA Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration implemented 11 changes to the safety measurement system behind its CSA truck safety enforcement program.

The changes include converting the Cargo-Related BASIC to a Hazardous Materials BASIC and strengthening the Vehicle Maintenance BASIC, the FMCSA said Dec. 3.

The BASICs are categories assigned scores reflecting a carrier's performance. CSA stands for Compliance, Safety, Accountability.

BASIC scores that exceed thresholds trigger invervention by the FMCSA, starting with a letter and ranging up to out-of-service orders.