Compliance (incl HOS / EOBR / EDVIR)


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In the age of almost real-time news reporting via the internet, and social media applications at the fingertips of literally everyone with a smartphone and embedded camera, becomes an observer with instant connections. Messages involving your brand, especially involving accidents make it to millions of eye-balls in an instant.

But it isn’t just when accidents happen that your reputation comes under scrutiny, with the CSA Website implemented in 2010 drivers, carriers and shippers have instant access to safety and compliancy records, before deciding to get into business with each other. And the public has access to it too.

Drivers can look up prospective employers’ records and make a judgement if they’d come on-board as an employee. Vice-versa Carriers can look up drivers’ records and evaluate them based on fit and suitability. Shippers can look at a carrier’s record to decide if this is the company to tow their trailers with their brand all over the sides of the trailer down the highway.

CSA (Compliance, Safety, and Accountability) is a major safety measurement and reporting initiative of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Designed to replace the SafeStat program, earlier CSA was known as "Comprehensive Safety Analysis," or more commonly "CSA 2010."

CSA includes no new laws. However, almost every aspect of the U.S. commercial motor freight industry is subject to new, expanded safety reporting and enforcement measures. New measures affect not only motor carriers (trucking companies), but also drivers who operate the equipment, shippers who hire carriers to move freight, and those who operate their own private fleets.

Under CSA, both drivers and carriers are responsible for adhering to measurable safety behaviors (BASICs). Driver violations are reported to carriers so they can address safety concerns, and carriers receive monthly safety scores. Both carriers and drivers are subject to penalties for failing to correct safety issues over time.

CSA's new model affects every carrier with one or more vehicles over 10,000 lbs. that travels interstate and/or vehicles that carry hazardous materials inside the state. The model establishes a new, three-part model for compliance and enforcement, which includes:

Measurement: CSA uses inspections and crash results to measure safety performance. The goal is to identify and address behaviors that could result in crashes.

Evaluation: CSA helps to address these behaviors using the Safety Measurement System (SMS), which helps pinpoint safety performance issues and to monitor compliance issues over time.

Intervention: CSA specifies how data is collected, analyzed and shared. It also specifies how officials can best intervene to improve safety.