Keeping your CSA scores below the threshold is extremely important, however the main goal is saved lives and safety on the roads. If your business does not comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) it is at risk of being shut down by the Department of Transportation (DOT). The FMCSA has been working at both the federal and state level to provide, implement, and enforce the tools needed to keep organizations in the transportation industry in good standing with their CSA Scores. Again the ultimate goal the FMCSA is trying to achieve with the CSA Scores ranking system is saving lives and improving on safety.
The new, and improved CSA Operational Model has three major components:
- Measurement – To measure safety performance, the CSA uses inspection and crash results to identify carriers whose behaviors could reasonably lead to crashes.
- Evaluation – The CSA helps FMCSA and its State Partners To correct high-risk behavior by contacting more carriers and drivers–with interventions tailored to their specific safety problem, as well as a new Safety Fitness Determination methodology.
- Intervention – To cover the full spectrum of safety issues, the CSA collects, evaluates, and shares data to enforcement officials so they can intervene more effectively and efficiently to improve safety on our roads.
MAP-21 The DOT Compliance Mandate
The MAP-21 bill was passed through congress to give the transportation industry a safety over-haul. The main change any business is most likely concerned with is the requirement of an EOBR system in every vehicle driven.
The “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) highway bill” passed through congress on June 29, 2012. An Electronic On-Board Recorder (EOBR) system is required by the MAP-21 bill. Units like the Omnitracs MCP50 are to be installed on every US DOT registered truck on the road. Stay ahead of the curve with a GPS tracking system from Gentrifi GPS!
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