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New CSA 2010 Website Launched!

August 17, 2009

FMCSA has launched a new website to serve as the communications center piece for its program CSA 2010. The new site includes the following:

  • General information about the CSA 2010
  • Outreach material including fact sheets, brochures, and briefings
  • Frequently Asked Questions about CSA 2010

Do you have feedback about the site or can’t find a certain piece of information? Contact us via email to send us your comments or questions.

August 12, 2009

Straight Talk with Industry on CSA 2010!

FMCSA’s CSA 2010 initiative has grabbed the attention of the American Trucking Associations, one of the largest and most influential trucking organizations in the United States.  ATA has assembled a working group of safety directors from its member companies to help prepare for CSA 2010.

On Wednesday, August 5th, FMCSA met with members of that group as part of the Agency’s ongoing effort to reach out to industry stakeholders about upcoming CSA 2010 changes.  During the meeting, FMCSA and ATA discussed a range of topics including the timing of roll-out and the weighting of violations in the CSA 2010 Safety Measurement System (SMS).

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August 26, 2009

New SMS to Replace SafeStat

Get Up To Speed on the Coming Changes!



The Safety Measurement System (SMS) will replace SafeStat as the new tool to measure carriers’ safety performance when CSA 2010 rolls out next year.  SMS uses all safety-based inspection violations and applies time weighting and severity weighting to calculate measures. Each month, SMS measures two years of crash, inspection and violation data to evaluate carrier performance in seven safety behavior categories, called BASICS (Behavioral Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories).  The SMS uses the measures to assign a percentile ranking for all carriers within each BASIC. Today, SMS is working well in the six Operational Model test states.

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