Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010 A New Way To Measure and Address Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Industry Briefing October 2009. U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Presentation Agenda. Why Change? A Change to Save Lives
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
A Change to Save Lives
CSA 2010: Defined
Test and Implementation
Rate of Commercial Motor Vehicle Fatalities is Leveling Off
– Only able to reach < 2% (~12,000) of total carrier population annually
What is CSA 2010?
CSA 2010 is a pro-active initiative to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of FMCSA’s enforcement and compliance program to achieve the Agency’s mission to reduce commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes, fatalities, and injuries.
“…the new model has had a positive reaction from most carriers. Many are trying to do well but sometimes do not realize they have deficiencies or problems in one area or another. Carriers also like that CSA 2010 allows us to do a focused investigation on the specific areas that have violation problems and to identify the process breakdowns in their safety management systems to help them correct the deficiency.”
- Steff Copeland, State Enforcement Investigator, MO DOT
CSA 2010 introduces a new safety measurement system (SMS) that…
SMS BASICs focus on behaviors linked to crash risk
Parts 392 & 395)
DSMS quantifies commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver performance in terms of BASICs, using available roadside performance data
When Will Carriers Have Access to Driver Data for Employment Decisions?
The following slides provide examples of key differences between SafeStat and the new SMS
When will the Carrier SMS data be made available?
The current safety rating/SFD process has limitations
Proposed change would:
Incorporate on-road safety performance via new SMS on a monthly basis
Continue to include major safety violations found as part of CSA 2010 investigations
Produce a Safety Fitness Determination of
Draft rulemaking is currently in review within FMCSA; NPRM scheduled to be published Fall ’09.
CSA 2010 issues safety ratings within the existing regulatory framework. This will continue until the SFD rule goes into effect
The New Interventions Process addresses the…
Discovering violations anddefining the problem (similar to current model), but also expanding to include the why and how
New intervention tools reach more carriers and influence safety compliance earlier
Op-Model Field Test Design:
comparable test and control groups
Op-Model Field Test:
Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
So far, CSA 2010 is:
Warning letters are having a positive impact:
July through December 2010
CSA 2010 introduces improvements in three main areas