CSA Score Reduction

CSA Score Reduction

Take Control of Your Scores

As a carrier, you have little control over receiving points but you can take control of your scores.

What are CSA Scores?

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) is an industry standard safety compliance and enforcement program run by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The primary mission of the FMCSA is to reduce the number and severity of crashes involving large trucks.

As a carrier, you have little control over receiving points. Every time a driver gets points, the carrier score is impacted as well. The higher the score, the more likely your business is going to be impacted.

What do high CSA scores mean for you?

  • Labeled a high risk carrier
  • Difficulty securing freight at favorable rates
  • Insurance costs increase
  • FMSCA audits

How can ORDP help with CSA Scores?

  • ORDP challenges 100% of citations for our members
  • Reward program for safe driving
  • Citation management tools

How can ORDP help with CSA Scores?

  • Challenge tickets in court, and get citations reduced or dismissed
  • Submit DataQ challenges on inspections
  • Depending on the outcomes, points are revised or completely removed

Sample DataQ Challenge

CITATION TICKET DESCRIPTION BEFORE AFTER
392.2LC Improper lane change 5 1
392.2LV Lane restriction citation 3 3
392.2P Improper passing 5  0
392.2PK Unlawfully parking and/or leaving vehicle in roadway 1 1
392.2-SLLS2 State/Local Laws – Speeding 6-10 miles per hour 4 1
392.2-SLLS3 State/Local Laws – Speeding 11-14 miles per hour 7 1
392.2-SLLS4 State/Local Laws – Speeding +15 miles per hour 10 0
392.2-SLLSWZ State/Local Laws – Speeding work/construction zone 10 1
TOTAL: 45 8

Sample DataQ Challenge

TICKET DESCRIPTION BEFORE AFTER
Improper lane change 5 1
Lane restriction citation 3 3
Improper passing 5  0
Unlawfully parking 1 1
Speeding 6-10 mph 4 1
Speeding 11-14 mph 7 1
Speeding +15 mph 10 0
Speeding work zone 10 1
TOTAL: 45 8

FMCSA = Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
FMCSA holds motor carriers and drivers accountable for their role in safety.

CSA = Compliance, Safety, Accountability
Safety, compliance and enforcement program run by FMCSA

SMS = Safety Measurement System
Online system once a month with data from roadside inspections, including driver and vehicle violations; crash reports from the last two years; and investigation results.

BASICs = Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories
The categories that SMS uses to group safety/citation events

DataQ Challenge = Data Quality Challenge
DataQs allow you to request and track a review of data issued by FMCSA that you feel may be incomplete or incorrect.

PSP = Pre-Employment Screening Program
The PSP provides commercial drivers and companies conducting pre-employment screening with secure, electronic access to a commercial driver’s five-year crash and three-year inspection history from the FMCSA Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS).

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