Trucking and CSA Reform: The $64,000 Question

By Team Writer / July 13, 2017

Last week the NAS released it’s mandated report that sets guidelines to reforming CSA within the next two years. Truckers associations have applauded the measure but the question is, when will they be implemented? It depends on who the next FMCSA chief is and if he or she will agree with the measures. This could take a while as Trump nominated confirmations are coming at a slow pace.

Key Takeaways:

  • The department of transportation’s Compliance Safety and Accountability program has recently released a 132 page report as mandated by congress.
  • The report sets out anticipated reforms and notes factors that should be phased out over the two year period in which the old system is to be phased out.
  • One important area of overhaul is the current safety measurement used to identify commercial vehicle carriers considered to be at high risk for future crashes.

“By and large, trucking lobbyists swooned over the report — not surprising given the industry has long held that the existing Safety Measurement System used to ID commercial motor vehicle carriers at high risk for future crashes is highly defective.”

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