FMCSA Report Outlines Plan to Overhaul CSA, with Tests of New System Slated to Begin in September
The FMCSA has released a report on how it plans to proceed in reforming its Compliance, Safety and Accountability to better achieve CSA’s goals of identifying unsafe trucking companies.
The chief reform would include replacing the existing Safety Measurement System, which uses relative scoring, with a new absolute scoring system, Item Response Theory. The new scoring system would make it easier for carriers to calculate their safety scores and improve data.
The CSA hopes to start a small-scale trail period starting in September, with hopes to have the new scoring system in place by Spring 2019. The goal for the CSA is to create a more fair and accurate system that is easier to understand and calculate.
The full 10-page report, outlining the chief reforms, can be found here: