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Wednesday, December 05 2012

CSA Changes Effective 12/3/12


Quick overview of changes:
  1. Cargo securement violations (potentially 238 violations) move to Vehicle Maintenance BASIC
  2. Hazardous Material Compliance takes over Cargo section and only counts hazmat violations of which there are potentially 111 violations. The new hazmat BASIC will be live for carrier and law-enforcement view in December, but FMCSA plans further monitoring beyond that date before making it public. Focus here is on proper placarding and compliance.
  3. Crashes are to be separated into injuries and fatalities instead of the current grouped category.
  4. A reduction of "generic" non-tiered speeding violations; severity weight to 1 point, retroactive to Jan. 1 of this year.
  5. Removal of 1-5 mph speeding violations from the Safety Measurement System altogether, retroactive two years.
  6. Alignment of paper and electronic log violations to carry equivalent severity weights.
  7. Inclusion of intermodal equipment violations that should be found during drivers??? pre-trip inspections.
  8. Removing vehicle maintenance violations from driver-only inspections and vice versa in an effort to improve reporting quality.

All other changes announced will go into effect in the same month. Most changes are retro for the 2 years and went live 12/3/12.

Visit our CSA page to learn more - http://thedotdoctor.com/CSA_2010
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