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Sample Warning Letter and FAQs Now Available!
February 23, 2010
Did You Know? CSA 2010’s array of interventions starts with the warning letter which is often the earliest contact in the new model. The warning letter is designed to make carriers aware of their safety performance issues so they can address these early, before they become habitual and more difficult to correct. Check out a Sample Warning Letter and related FAQs in the new Warning Letter Factsheet.
March 08, 2010
New FMCSA Pre-Employment Screening Website Launched!
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) launched the first phase of its Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP), which when fully active will allow commercial motor carrier companies to electronically access driver safety inspection and crash records as a part of the hiring process. The first phase provides motor carriers the opportunity to visit the PSP website at www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov and pre-register for the program by submitting their company contact information. Frequently Asked Questions are also available on the website. If you have additional questions about PSP, please contact the PSP program directly as it is not part of FMCSA’s CSA 2010 program.
January 28, 2010
Driver Fact Sheet Now Available!
Did You Know? A total of 3,067 stakeholders participated in the December 3rd and 10th Listening Sessions, submitting more than 1,150 questions! The CSA 2010 team has analyzed the questions and is compiling answers to those that were asked most frequently. The question below represents one of those most frequently asked. Also, check out the new Driver Fact Sheet designed to inform CMV drivers about what CSA 2010 means to them. Stay tuned for more questions and answers over the coming weeks!
Will CSA 2010 assign safety ratings to individual commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers? I heard that CSA 2010 is designed to rate CMV drivers and to put many of them out of work this summer.
No. Under CSA 2010, individual CMV drivers will not be assigned safety ratings or safety fitness determinations. Consistent with the current safety rating regulations (49 CFR part 385), individual drivers will continue to be rated, as they are today, following an onsite investigation at their place of business when they operate independently as a "motor carrier" (i.e. have their own USDOT number, operating authority, and insurance). CSA 2010 will provide enhanced tools for Safety Investigators to identify and address drivers with poor safety records as part of motor carrier investigations in order to increase driver accountability for safe driving behavior. CSA 2010 is designed to meet one overriding objective: to increase safety on the Nation's roads. Therefore, it is, by design, a positive program for drivers and carriers with strong safety performance records Also, it will send a strong message that drivers and carriers with poor safety performance histories need to improve.