Roadcheck blitz could affect your CSA 2010 tab

WASHINGTON, D.C — Since its inception in 1988, Operation Roadcheck — in which officials inspect thousands of trucks across North America over a 72-hour period — has grown into the largest targeted vehicle inspection period on the planet.

And this year’s version — slated for June 8 to 10 — has the added bonus of being the first safety blitz that will affect your CSA 2010 score.

What inspectors find, or don’t find, can affect your CSA 2010 ratings.

The program is expected to be rolled out Nov. 30 (recently postponed from a previous July deadline) and the fact is, all of your records dating back two years from that date will be included in the results. At that time, SafeStat will disappear.

Even violations not resulting in an out-of-service order will be tabulated into the CSA 2010 safety measurement system (SMS).

Under CSA 2010, vehicle-maintenance or load-securement violations are among the criteria used to calculate a carrier’s BASIC rating. (That’s Behavior Analysis Safety Improvement Categories.)

Some of the other factors that go into measuring the BASIC score are driver history, driver fitness (that means is the driver appropriately licensed), carrier crash history and use of controlled substances.

Such data from roadside inspections is then measured to determine whether a carrier qualifies for an intervention by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

To find out how much weight inspections can add to your CSA2010 ratings, check

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