Trucking groups, carriers weigh in on FMCSA’s proposed CSA changes

csa-basic-alerts-500x292Administration’s proposed changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program closed last week, and several major trucking organizations and companies weighed in.

The FMCSA is proposing to take yet another BASIC score public, one of several changes it’s proposing for the Safety Measurement System, which the agency uses to measure the safety of motor carriers and prioritize carriers for intervention actions.

In addition to taking the hazmat BASIC public, the agency wants to lower the interventional threshold of the vehicle maintenance BASIC to 75 percent from its current 80 percent, thus targeting more carriers, and raise the intervention threshold of the controlled substances BASIC to 90 percent from its current 80 percent, thus targeting fewer carriers.

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