As Oklahoma carriers await a looming deadline for full implementation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010, nine pilot states have recently completed field tests of the enforcement system.
The Oklahoma Trucking Association (OTA) is partnering with trucking associations in six of those pilot states (Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana and New Jersey), which have developed a training webinar to discuss their experience with CSA 2010, giving attendees real-world perspectives on dealing with the much-anticipated program.
According to OTA Executive Director, Dan Case, Oklahoma will most likely be part of a multi-state implementation set for later this year (most likely in December). However, he worries that when the program is finally implemented here, that as many as one-third of Oklahoma carriers will receive an initial warning letter from the FMCSA notifying them of their low rating in the CSA 2010 system.
"I am most concerned that when this new system does kick off," Case says, "it will be a rude awakening for some of our members. I want to avoid that shock, so I strongly encourage our members to sign up for this great educational opportunity and be prepared for what could happen. This seminar will give members a first-hand look at what to expect from CSA 2010."
The live webinar is set for Thursday, Sept. 8 from 1- 4 p.m. CST and will include discussions on how CSA 2010 is implemented during roadside inspections and compliance reviews; how it differs from the old system; and common misconceptions. Likewise, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and participate in case studies of each CSA 2010 BASICs. Discussions will be conducted by actual fleet owners and managers who participated in the field test.
Cost is $125 for members of the OTA or another state affiliate of the American Trucking Association; non-member fee is $225.
To register, please visit http://www.csa-exp.com.
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Posted on Thu, August 12, 2010