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KRTS offering carrier, driver training courses on CSA 2010

CALEDONIA, Ont. -- KRTS Transportation Specialists has launched a CSA 2010 pre-audit service for carriers...

CALEDONIA, Ont. — KRTS Transportation Specialists has launched a CSA 2010 pre-audit service for carriers as well as a driver’s forum to educate drivers on what to expect when the US rolls out its new safety rating system in the new year.


The US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is changing the way it scores driver and carrier safety performance through its new Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA 2010) program in July, 2010.


Under the new program, both drivers and carriers will be scored based on their performance in roadside inspections. More than 3,000 offences have been severity-weighted and will count against both the driver and carrier.


“This is going to be a real education process for the trucking industries on both sides of the border and that is the business we’re in – education,” Kim Richardson, president of KRTS, said in announcing the new training programs.


The company’s one-day, in-house pre-audit course is conducted at a carrier’s site. The course includes: an overview of CSA 2010; an audit on current files relating to the major elements of CSA 2010; and a scorecard of the results. Recommendations are also provided to the carrier.


KRTS will also offer a driver’s forum, which can be delivered at KRTS’s facility or at a carrier’s site. The forum will educate drivers on what to expect when CSA 2010 is rolled out. For more info on either course, contact KRTS at 800-771-8171.

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