The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has rolled out their CSA initiative. This initiative enforces compliance and identifies high risk carriers and drivers.
What does CSA stand for?
CSA used to mean Comprehensive Safety Analysis, now it means Compliance, Safety and Accountability.
These are completely different terms and meanings. This means they are actively identifying
non-compliant drivers and companies.
What is the price of non-compliance with FMCSA?
The government has a wide range of fines and penalty that they can levy, from a warning all the way to shutting down an entire logistics system or railroad. More specifically, you can be issued a daily fine for each piece of equipment that is non-compliant.
What is the price of non-compliance to CSA?
The government maintains data on driver history in seven categories:
• Unsafe driving
• Fatigued driving
• Driver fitness
• Drug and Alcohol use
• Load securement
• Crash history
• Vehicle maintenance.
Drivers can receive points for things like failed lights, brake shoes and low tire pressure. If enough points accumulate, then a driver can lose their CDL.
Company Safety Profile – OVERVIEW
The Company Safety Profile (CSP) is the most comprehensive single summary of a specific carrier’s national safety performance. The CSP is available from the DOT/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) record system known as the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). This web page describes the profiles as currently implemented.
The current profile includes the following general categories of information in its reports:
- Carrier identity and operation.
- History of Safety/Compliance Reviews (SR/CR), Educational Contacts (EC) and Federal safety ratings.
- History of enforcement cases.
- Crash summary of 4 years, individual crashes of 1-2 years (from State crash reports).
- Inspection summary of 2 years, individual inspections for 1-2 years [from both Federal (MCS-63) and State (SAFETYNET) sources].
The CSP provides Federal and State investigative personnel with national information on interstate carriers and some intrastate carriers. This information is used to assist in carrying out a specific action on the carrier. For example, a CSP may be used as an adjunct to a Federally-conducted or State-conducted Compliance Review, a complaint investigation, an enforcement action or any similar investigation.
The CSP is also available to the public through the MCMIS Data Dissemination Program
The CSP contains the most current information in MCMIS and may be many pages long for a carrier. The profile, therefore, should be requested for individual carriers as needed. From Federal and State offices, it is requested by dial-up modem, printed locally and is normally available within minutes of the request. For other requesters (public) it can be ordered over the Internet and received via email, or ordered and delivered on paper or CD-ROM by mail.
This web page has been organized to assist the user in interpreting the data presented in a CSP. The bulk of this web page is dedicated to presenting the various reports contained in a profile and defining the data elements shown on these reports. A section on how to obtain a CSP has also been included.
The CSP is a set of detailed reports generated from MCMIS. As the name suggests, the CSP provides a profile on a motor carrier that operates trucks or buses on U.S. roads.
Data contained in the CSP reports are obtained through various sources:
- Motor Carrier Identification Report (MCS-150).
- Motor Carrier Safety/Compliance Reviews and Educational contacts (MCS-151, Parts A-D).
- Enforcement Reports (MCS-32A).
- State-contributed crash reports.
- Motor Carrier Driver/Vehicle Inspection Report (MCS-63) and State-submitted inspection reports.
- Carrier Operations/Safety Ratings.
- SafeStat History.
- Enforcement Data.
- Crashes – 4 Yr. Summary.
- Individual Crashes – Min: 1 Yr., Max: 2 Yrs.
- Inspections – 2 Yr. Summary.
- Inspection Characteristics – 2 Yr. Summary.
- Individual Inspections – Min: 1 Yr., Max: 2 Yrs.
- Reports not Printed.
- State Point of Contact Listing.