FleetMentor, the online fleet management adviser by J.J. Keller & Associates Inc., recently held held two webcast events that the company says were attended by more than 1,700 transportation professionals. The December webcasts, entitled “CSA 2010: What is it? What does it involve?”, provided transportation professionals with information they need to prepare for CSA 2010 and were presented by J.J. Keller subject matter experts Thomas Bray and Robert Rose.
The webcast familiarized attendees with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 2010 initiative that will revamp the way that carriers are tracked, evaluated and selected for enforcement interventions. It addressed the data collection system, the BASIC system for evaluating a carrier’s performance, the Safety Fitness Determination process, new interventions that FMCSA intends to implement, and what carriers should be doing to prepare for CSA 2010.
“One of the most common misunderstandings surrounding CSA 2010 is that carriers don’t think it applies to them when, in fact, it applies to any interstate carrier with a US DOT number,” Bray says. “It does not matter what type of carrier they are, what size carrier they are, or what type of vehicles they operate. Carriers need to be preparing now for CSA 2010 by looking at past roadside inspection data and crash reports from the past 24 months, since that is the data that the new system will look at when CSA 2010 is implemented.”
More than 300 questions were submitted by participants during the live broadcasts that ranged from applicability and timelines to interventions and violations. The top 12 frequently asked questions from the CSA 2010 webcast can be found in FleetMentor’s CSA 2010 Resource Center, including the following: