Does The CSA Program Apply To You?

January 28, 2022

CSA which stands for Compliance Safety Accountability, is a driver in carrier monitoring an evaluation system that's designed to identify and intervene with drivers and carriers who are not in compliance with safety regulations. Simply put, CSA is a data gathering and analysis approach that seeks to identify safety problems early so that they can be addressed before they lead to tragedies on the highway.

This data is analyzed, numerically scored, and organized into one of seven critical safety areas called Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs).

The seven BASICs are:

  • Unsafe driving
  • Hours of service (HOS)
  • Driver fitness
  • Controlled substances and alcohol
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Hazardous materials
  • Crash indicator

The CSA program applies to:

  • Carriers with a USDOT number who operate CMVs in interstate commerce
  • Carriers operating vehicles with a placardable amount of hazardous materials)
  • Intrastate carriers when the CSA data is used by their state of operation

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