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CSA2010 Approaches: Compliance is More Important Than Ever

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DOT Safety Regulation Update Fast-Fax™
Week of October 4, 2010
Foley Services Your Single Source for DOT Compliance

Throughout the fall we will be taking a detailed look at CSA2010 and what you need to do to prepare for the industry-changing new compliance monitoring system.

As fall continues to roll over the country it brings with it many changes. The weather is cooling, the leaves are turning, baseball is reaching its climax while football and hockey are just getting started. This fall, however, is bringing something new to the motor carrier industry: CSA2010.

With implementation scheduled for some time in early December, Fast-Fax, and Foley Services as a whole, will be focusing on getting our clients up to speed on the new compliance monitoring system. In the next few weeks, we will be having a number of articles to make sure that our readers are fully aware of what the new system is and how it works.

Compliance Monitoring for the Twenty-First Century

For the uninitiated, CSA2010 — which stands for the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 — is a replacement for the SafeStat system. Rather than being a new set of regulations, it is an internal system used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and other enforcement officials to monitor compliance.

CSA2010 is much more advanced than SafeStat: it relies on a complex network of computers, DOT officials, law enforcement agencies and state licensing bodies. In essence, the idea behind CSA2010 is that there is a constant stream of information flowing to FMCSA to monitor the regulatory compliance of motor carriers, individual drivers, and the industry as a whole.

What’s the Bottom Line?

The bottom line is that compliance with the regulations is more important than ever. CSA2010 is a scalpel compared to the hatchet that SafeStat was. FMCSA will be able to pinpoint those carriers who are not following the regulations instead of wasting time and money investigating carriers who are fully compliant. The best advice that we can offer is that you need to review every aspect of your DOT compliance and make sure that your have dotted every ‘i’ and crossed every ‘t’. If there is that one issue you’ve been meaning to fix for months, now is the time to make sure it is corrected.

Foley Services is Here to Help

Foley Services has good news for carriers looking for authoritative — and more importantly — practical training on CSA2010, FMCSA’s new safety measurement system scheduled to go live before the end of the year.

Foley Services offers a variety of training options to help motor carriers prepare for safety management in the CSA2010 era. These include:

  • Live Training. This fall we are hosting several live CSA2010 seminars at our Glastonbury headquarters. (Upcoming dates include October 27 and November 3.) The sessions cover the complex structure of CSA2010, new consequences of violating the regulations, the BASICs, how violations are calculated, the violation weight tables and more. Seating is limited. Contact James Bi at 1-800-253-5506, ext. 499 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register or for more information.
  • Live Training at Your Facility. Customized on-site CSA2010 training is also available. Contact Matt Wrobel at 1-800-253-5506, ext. 273 for scheduling.
  • Live Webinars. Carriers and drivers outside our local area can save travel time and money by attending one of our live webinars. Each session includes all of the same information as our live in-house event. Click here for more information about upcoming webinars. Questions may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Self-Study Options. Our 72-page manual — The Motor Carriers Guide to CSA2010 — is a handy reference for busy motor carriers. The guide reflects the most recent changes to the methodology and includes the current violation weight tables.

Foley Services’ Compliance Specialists are another great resource for CSA2010 information. Call 1-800-253-5506, ext. 708 if you have any questions about CSA2010.

Editor: Donald E. Lewis, President • 1-800-253-5506 • www.FoleyServices.com • Vol. 110, No. 657 • © Foley Services, Inc. 2010