The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is making radical changes in how it assesses the safety of trucking companies and truck drivers. The new system is called Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA 2010), and is going to be in full effect by the end of 2010.
Georgia is one of four states in which the FMCSA began field testing the CSA 2010 Operational Model in February, 2008. That test was completed June 30 of this year and all four states were switched over to CSA 2010.
CSA 2010 attempts to measure on-road safety performance, consisting of seven areas referred to as BASICs:
● Unsafe driving
● Driver fatigue and Hours of Service
● Driver fitness
● Vehicle maintenance
● Crash indicator
The ultimate goal of CSA 2010 is to reduce commercial vehicle accidents, injuries, and deaths.
CSA 2010 may also be helpful to trucking accident victims who are seeking compensation for their injuries or for the loss of a loved one. The detailed monitoring of safety-related behaviors will also mean more detailed records, and can reveal a history of risky behavior on the part of a driver or trucking company.
If you have been injured, or a loved one has been injured or killed in a trucking accident, please contact our trucking accident attorneys today. Your initial consultation is free, and we work on a contingency fee basis so you don’t pay unless we recover on your behalf.