TransCore releases findings, anomalies of its CSA report

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Updated Feb 4, 2011

TransCore announced the availability of the CarrierWatch CSA 2010 Industry Report, based on Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration data issued Dec. 12. The FMCSA data covers all commercial vehicles subject to the new Compliance, Safety and Accountability program, but TransCore says the CarrierWatch CSA 2010 Industry Report focuses on the roughly 166,000 for-hire interstate carriers for whom data was reported.

According to TransCore, key findings of the CarrierWatch CSA 2010 Industry report include the following:
• Larger carriers had significantly lower BASIC (Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories) scores than smaller carriers;
• There are significant state-by-state and regional differences in particular BASIC scores. Carriers domiciled in certain states appear to be scored more stringently than carriers domiciled elsewhere for controlled substances, unsafe driving, fatigued driving and vehicle maintenance;
• More carriers have alerts under CSA when compared to SafeStat, FMCSA’s previous carrier safety evaluation program; and
• The qualification process brokers, 3PLs and shippers will use in interpreting carriers’ CSA prior to deciding whether to load them will become more nuanced than under SafeStat.

The free report can be downloaded at