How are CSA points calculated?
CSA scores are calculated with roadside inspection and crash report data from the Safety Measurement System (SMS) from the last 24 months. The calculations take into account factors like crash severity, how long ago the event occurred, and annual vehicle miles traveled.
What is an acceptable CSA score?
What is a good CSA score?
|Unsafe Driving, Crash Indicator, HOS Compliance||50%||65%|
|Vehicle Maintenance, Controlled Substances/Alcohol, Driver Fitness||65%||80%|
What is a bad CSA score for a driver?
Here are the thresholds: Unsafe driving: 65% for general carriers, 60% for hazardous materials and passengers carriers. Crash indicator: 65% for general carriers, 60% for hazardous materials and passengers carriers. HOS compliance: 65% for general carriers, 50% for hazardous materials and passengers carriers.
How long do CSA points stay with you?
The measurement system uses the previous 24 months ‘ worth of data when calculating a carrier’s BASIC CSA Scores. Anything older than 24 months will not be used (for drivers it is the last 36 months of data).
Can CSA points be removed?
Within two years, owner-operators can challenge a CSA violation to remove points or reduce the severity of the citation. After two years, violations are completely removed from a motor carriers record. All citations can be looked up in FMCSA’s DataQ system, and a Request for Data Review (RDR) can be submitted.
Do warnings go on your CSA score?
Yes. Regardless of the action that follows the discovery of a violation or warning, anything listed on a roadside inspection will be used in the CSA measurement system.
Do overweight tickets go on CSA?
No. Overweight tickets do not affect your CSA. Initially when the program began, it counted similar to an unsecured cargo ticket but that was changed pretty quick and overweight tickets no longer count.
How can I lower my CSA score?
The best way to reduce your score or ranking is to get good clean DOT inspections and stay out of trouble. Each year the points assesed to carriers under CSA get reduced, the first year after a violation the points are multiplied by 3 and it goes down after that.
Can you get CSA points in your private vehicle?
No. Tickets or warnings that drivers receive while operating their personal vehicles are State citations and do not count in the new measurement system.
How can I improve my CSA score?
6 simple secrets to improve your CSA score Take advantage of ELDs. The information that electronic logging provides can help improve CSA scores in many ways. Focus on pre-trip inspection. Watch your brakes. Challenging citations. Improve your hiring process. Medical violations & CSA score.
How long do points stay on your CDL license?
Points can stay on your record for a significant period of time. The most common moving violations that give you 1 point stay on your license for 3 years. However, if you receive points for a more serious violation like a DUI or a hit and run, the points last for 10 years.
What is CSA in trucking?
CSA stands for Compliance, Safety, Accountability. It is the safety compliance and enforcement program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that holds motor carriers and drivers accountable for their role in safety.