CSA ( Comprehensive Safety Analysis ) is a program created to achieve a reduction in truck and bus crashes, injuries, and fatalities. It operates to increase contact with carriers and drivers and use an increased number of methods of contact.
For the first time commercial drivers have their own public safety record. Your record comes from roadside inspections, traffic violations and crash data. Safety points assigned to each driver are based on 7 Basics ( Behavior Analysis & Safety Improvement Categories):
- Unsafe driving
- Hours of Service compliance
- Driver fitness
- Controlled substances and alcohol
- Vehicle maintenance/ Improper loading/ cargo securement
- HAZMAT compliance
- Crash/ Incident experience
Points are assigned for every violation; points are multiplied by three for the first six months they appear on your record – to add emphasis to most current violations. The only way to improve your record is to WAIT – Points fall off after 36 months.
Your CSA points follow you no matter what motor carrier you are contracted to; too many CSA points can make it impossible for you to get a driving position.
If you have any questions about CSA points, please contact the safety department.