In 2011, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will fully implement its new program, Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010. Travelers is helping its trucking industry customers prepare for the coming changes by introducing a new coverage form for the onboard equipment used to capture data that may help improve safety performance in accordance with CSA 2010.
“CSA 2010 and the new measures under the Behavior Analysis Safety Improvement Categories look at the end result of safety management practices,” says Joe Tracy, president of Travelers Inland Marine. “In addition to the new coverage form, Travelers is helping its customers implement transportation safety management practices that may reduce accidents and violations, potentially improving future CSA 2010 scores.”
Travelers Inland Marine provides coverage for commercial motor carriers and logistics companies. With the new CSA Technology and Communication Equipment coverage form and educational resources, Travelers Inland Marine says it is helping its customers prepare for the changes that come with the new CSA 2010 program. Additionally, Travelers’ Inland Marine Network says it shows its commitment to the trucking industry with specific, dedicated services from risk control, claim and specialty investigations.
Travelers encourages all commercial motor carriers to take steps now to prepare for the full implementation of CSA 2010. “Carriers first should review their records through the FMCSA website and ensure that the information is correct,” Tracy says. “Addressing any and all safety problems now by instituting driver safety management best practices and continuing to provide driver education and training may help commercial motor carriers potentially avoid rule violations. Carriers also should talk with their independent insurance agent about the new safety requirements, what the changes to the law mean for their businesses and how their current insurance policies may need to be adjusted to meet their changing needs.”