TransCore’s CarrierWatch CSA Industry Report Finds Significant Differences among States’ CSA 2010 Scores

PORTLAND, Ore.-- TransCore announced the availability of the CarrierWatch CSA 2010 Industry Report, based on FMCSA data issued December 12, 2010. The FMCSA data covers all commercial vehicles subject to the new Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) program, but the CarrierWatch CSA 2010 Industry Report focuses on the approximately 166,000 for-hire, interstate carriers for whom data was reported.

Key findings of the CarrierWatch CSA 2010 Industry report include:

  • 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, the FMCSA’s previous carrier safety evaluation program
  • 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 from www.dat.com.

TransCore CarrierWatch subscribers can monitor any of the 500,000 carriers in TransCore’s DAT Directory and receive automated alerts when a carrier’s DOT authority, CSA 2010 scores, and/or insurance certificates change. CarrierWatch has enhanced fraud protection, notifying shippers and freight brokers when a transportation company has operated under multiple names in an attempt to shield its identity.

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