CSA Scores: The Latest

CSA- ScoresOver the past week, the House of Representatives received a bill that requests to pull the CSA scores from the view of the public eye. The bill also included the call to improve the CSA program while also making changes to help with law enforcement on the roads. The trucking industry has come together over this cause in hopes of changing the CSA scores and the algorithm used to generate said scores. The industry feels as though these scores are being used in a way that is unjust and unfair.

The new bill calls for a pairing between the CSA and the National Academy of Public Administration to help change the program with different goals in mind. These goals are:

  • To address the difference between bus companies and trucking companies
  • To avoid harm to small carriers “as a result of limited safety data availability”
  • To utilize only the data that directly correlates to “be predictive of motor carrier crashes”
  • To control the variations of state reported data and self-reported data with accountability for crash faults and “geographical differences”

 

Should the bill pass, the National Academy of Public Administration would be required to begin studying new ways to improve the program over a one year span. Any recommendations made by NAPA would then be required to be implemented by FMCSA over a 90 day period of receiving the report.

At Middleton & Meads, we are ready to help maintain and repair your truck fleet during your season. While many accidents can be prevented, we know that others are unavoidable. We specialize in the following repair and maintenance services:

 

  1. Frame Straightening
  2. Panel and Component Replacement
  3. Cab and Body Replacement
  4. Complete Truck Collision Repairs
  5. Custom Truck Paints
  6. Dent/Scratch Truck Repairs
  7. Window-shield Replacement

 

If you feel your business could benefit from Middleton & Meads’ Fleet Management service or if you have any questions, please contact Middleton & Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today!

The Middleton & Meads Company, based out of Baltimore, Maryland, has a long and respected history in the transportation industry. We are a family owned and operated company through four generations, celebrating over 90 years quality of truck, bus and equipment repair and service. We work with you to provide the solutions to your transportation needs!

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