CSA is a U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration enforcement program requiring large commercial vehicle carriers to be in compliance with safety laws and regulations.

CSA has three major components:

  1. Measuring safety performance/Collecting data - CSA BASICs (Behavioral Analysis Safety Improvement Categories):
    • Unsafe Driving – speeding, reckless driving, etc.
    • Non-compliance of Hours of Service – fatigued driving
    • Driver Fitness – lack of training, experience, or medical qualifications
    • Controlled Substances/Alcohol – impairment due to drugs or alcohol
    • Vehicle Maintenance – properly maintaining vehicle
    • Cargo-Related – proper cargo safety procedures
    • Crash Indicator – histories of crash involvement
    • Vehicle Inspections and Road Side Inspections
  2. Evaluation of high risk driving behavior - identifying candidates for intervention and which type of intervention(s) are needed
  3. Intervention to improve safety:
    • Early contact
    • Investigation
    • Follow-up

The goal of CSA is to improve safety for large commercial vehicles and reduce and prevent crashes, injuries, and deaths resulting from a lack of safe driving.

Abbott Safety can evaluate and help your truck drivers comply with CSA. Call now.

Visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Website