CSA 2010 countdown
Preview data still available for review

By Jami Jones
senior editor


If everything stays on track, the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 will go live before the end of the year.

As of press time, the data recorded in the Carrier Safety Management System was still available for preview by motor carriers. This preview period was offered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration so motor carriers could look at their data and challenge any inaccurate entries.

However, only a small fraction of registered motor carriers had logged on to check their data.

“It is imperative for motor carriers, especially small motor carriers, to check their data,” said OOIDA Director of Regulatory Affairs Joe Rajkovacz.

“OOIDA has had several members call with erroneous data on their CSMS profiles and need assistance in DataQ challenges. In some instances, clean inspections were not correctly attributed to motor carriers, and in other cases it was clerical errors on the data entry.”

Motor carriers that do not already have a PIN must request one from FMCSA before they can log in to the CSA 2010 website and review the data.

For the time being, the preview screen will show how many inspections resulted in violations in each of the BASICs. Users can drill down through the available screens and see what inspections resulted in violations.

FMCSA is planning on rolling out CSA 2010 enforcement and public access to CSMS profiles during the “fall/winter of 2010.” However, as of press time, the program had yet to go fully live. LL