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FMCSA to Adjust CSA Methodology

Yesterday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a Federal Register notice seeking comments on proposed changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s methodology.

FMCSA proposed splitting carriers measured in the Hazardous Materials Compliance BASIC into two groups and making their scores publicly available. The plan calls for separating carriers that primarily operate tank trucks from those that do not.

Other proposed changes include adjusting the intervention thresholds for some BASICs based on association with future crash risk and counting all violations for jumping an out-of-service order in the Unsafe Driving BASIC regardless of why the driver or vehicle was placed out of service. FMCSA also proposed modifying the “utilization factor” used to calculate scores in the Unsafe Driving and Crash Indicator BASICs by allowing additional credit for fleets averaging more than 200,000 miles per power unit. Read a summary of all of the proposed changes here.

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