6. Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program flaws a continuing concern

With the passage of the FAST Act in December 2015, a number of trucking industry concerns with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) regulatory framework were addressed, at least temporarily. However the industry still has issues with elements of CSA, and the program remains a top 10 concern in ATRI’s 2016 survey.

Among the reforms included in the FAST Act were a study of CSA data accuracy and reliability, removal of carrier CSA scores from public view and a requirement that FMCSA initiate a pilot program to review non-preventable crashes. As such, CSA fell out of the top five issues for the first time since its addition to the survey in 2010. 

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