FMCSA will withhold Cargo-Related CSA scores till concerns addressed

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WASHINGTON, Va. — With CSA 2010 implementation just around the corner, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has agreed to withhold from the public scores related to the Cargo-Related BASIC.

The industry still has concerns about how the Cargo-Related scores will be tabulated under CSA 2010, and keeping those scores from being publicly released will provide the FMCSA with more time to work out the kinks. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauded the announcement.

“ATA continues to support the objectives of CSA 2010, FMCSA’s safety monitoring and measurement program, and we are pleased with the Agency’s decision to continue working on it’s Cargo-Related BASIC to get it right before it’s made public,” ATA president and CEO Bill Graves said.

The Cargo-Related BASIC covers load securement and hazardous materials handling. The FMCSA had already agreed to withhold Crash Indicator BASIC scores from the public as well, until industry’s concerns can be addressed.

CSA 2010 is on course to be rolled out in early December.

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