This chapter explains FMCSA’s New Entrant Safety Assurance and Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) programs, and outlines the policies and procedures FMCSA uses to:
- Identify motor carriers that pose a safety hazard.
- Intervene with these motor carriers so that they can correct safety problems.
- Assign motor carrier safety ratings under the procedures in 49 CFR 385.
- Prohibit motor carriers that receive an “Unsatisfactory” safety rating from operating a CMV.