Understanding the Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010

break down of the csa

The Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010) is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce commercial motor vehicle related crashes, injuries, and fatalities. It introduces a new enforcement and compliance model that allows FMCSA and its partners to contact a larger number of carriers earlier in order to address safety problems before crashes occur. The FMCSA is planning a national rollout after December 12, 2010.

Basically what this means for drivers is that their last two years of driving records will be more heavily scrutinized. As pointed out in a recent Overdrive article, many “CSA 2010 discussions have speculated whether drivers with stellar records will be courted with higher pay.”

Tim Aschoff, Vice President for Risk Management and General Counsel, explains why Crete Carrier is in a completely different category than other trucking companies.

“Crete is reaping the rewards of a long history of rigorous safety controls,” states Aschoff. “The company’s scores on CSA 2010’s seven safety categories are less than half the level that would trigger intervention. We really haven’t had to make any fundamental changes.”

The Overdrive article also states that Crete “pays [drivers] higher than average, allowing [Crete] to hire safer, stable drivers. This results in reduced turnover, and therefore lower recruiting and training costs, which in turn offset some of that pay premium.”

If you want to get all the facts about working for Crete Carrier, check out our website solely focused on recruiting drivers, at http://www.cretecarrierjobs.com.

Read the full Overdrive article “Ghosts of Violations Past” on their website. You can learn more about the CSA 2010 on the FMCSA website.

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