CSA Inspections Guide

News
09/18/2019
CSA violations are a nuisance, expensive and even impact your reputation. Under CSA, both drivers and carriers are responsible for adhering to measurable safety behaviors (BASICs). Driver violations are reported to carriers and carriers then receive monthly safety scores. Drivers with repeat penalties or higher scores could lose business and have their reputation impacted.
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CSA violations are a nuisance, expensive and even impact your reputation. Under CSA, both drivers and carriers are responsible for adhering to measurable safety behaviors (BASICs). Driver violations are reported to carriers and carriers then receive monthly safety scores. Drivers with repeat penalties or higher scores could lose business and have their reputation impacted.

What does this mean for fleets? The CSA along with other regulations affecting drivers helps to end the practice of drivers bouncing from fleet to fleet escaping consequences for poor safety. So why take the necessary precautions if you are a driver? Money. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration uses your CSA score to determine carriers in need of intervention, insurance companies review in their underwriting process, and shippers check when hiring safe, reputable carriers, thereby reducing their own liability in the event of a crash.

So what can you do today to ensure you or your drivers are prepared?

Inspect the most common CSA violation items

  • Lighting
  • Brakes
  • Tires

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