ATA calls on FMCSA to fix CSA system

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ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) yesterday to make changes to its compliance, safety, accountability system following criticisms from a senator and the government accountability office (GAO).

In a meeting, the GAO scolded the FMCSA for ingoring its criticism on the quality and quantity of data used to generate CSA scores.

The GAO said, “FMCSA revise the SMS methodology to better account for limitations in available information when drawing comparisons of safety performance across carriers.”

FMCSA was also criticized by Chairman Deb Fischer for ignoring “the views of Congress, stakeholders and several independent agencies with its current agenda-driven approach to regulating our nation’s truckers.”

“Yesterday, the flaws in CSA were again highlighted and again the agency insisted it will do nothing to correct them,” ATA president and CEO Bill Graves said. “FMCSA should not just hear the concerns expressed by Senator Fischer and the GAO, but address them with real action.”


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