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Truckers to be Penalized for Accidents That Aren’t Their Fault

WASHINGTON — Truck crashes that your rigs are involved in — even when they are not your fault — will still count against you in your CSA scores.

That news comes despite promises to the contrary from the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA).

As recently as a month ago, the FMCSA said that it would be amending regulations so carriers can challenge the use of crashes in which they were not at fault in determining Crash Indicator Scores.

Then last Thursday, the FMCSA announced it is responding to pressure from several special interest groups and “pulling back” on its plans to change the formula.

The news was greeted with dismay by stakeholders, including the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

According to a statement from the ATA, the organization will be “redoubling its efforts to get the agency to quickly address the ‘questions’ raised so that it can move forward in implementing a reasonable process.

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I quit running the U.S. in Oct. 2010. Just fed up with all the BS. These new rules are just insane. They can keep it. I found a new job working local. Just another long timer down. Ron Anderson

Anonymous

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yep , calculation so many ways of making numbers, tell what you want ! very easy to scare people , just give them numbers of truck accident and they will raise hell !!

THE ROAD-SCHOLAR

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Strange, how the Canadian industry 'bitches' about CSA....yet, it mirrors very closely the Ontario CVOR system. The MTO also records any crashes a motor carrier is involved with, whether at fault or not. CSA, as with SafeStat before, only records crashes without assigning any blame. If anything, the accompanying severity points should be eliminated.

Editorpeter

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Good question. We're keeping our eye on this and as recently as last week neither Transport Canada nor the CTA are working on Canadian versions of CSA. But like you say, it's probably a matter of time

Anonymous

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I wonder when this will speed across the 49th and Canada will have to deal with it.

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