start of CSA 2010
Apr 9, 2010 8:45 AM
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) plans to postpone the start of its new carrier safety monitoring system, CSA 2010, until late in 2010, with some portions delayed until 2011. FMCSA is an agency of the US Department of Transportation.
Under the new schedule, while carriers will be able to see effective April 12 the data FMCSA will use to calculate their relative safety performance, they will not be able to see where they stand until August.
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said recently that such a delay would be likely.
“FMCSA had originally planned to roll out CSA 2010 beginning in the summer of 2010,” the agency said in a Federal Register notice scheduled to be published April 9. “However, the agency has received valuable feedback . . . [and] has decided to move the beginning of CSA 2010 rollout from the summer to the fall of 2010.”
The new schedule calls for a so-called “data preview” to begin next week and run through November 30. FMCSA then will begin issuing warning letters and using CSA 2010 scores to target fleets for compliance reviews and extra roadside enforcement.
FMCSA said full, nationwide implementation of all of CSA 2010’s new enforcement tools would not start until 2011.
© 2013 Penton Media Inc.