Just the Facts
What CSA 2010 can and can’t do.
From the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Just the facts
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates all carriers with GVW over 10,000 pounds and that travel interstate and carriers, regardless of size, that haul hazardous materials intrastate. These are the carriers affected by Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010). Carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers do not need to register for CSA 2010, and there is no mandatory training requirement. However, carriers and drivers need to be informed about CSA 2010 and what it will mean for them. CSA 2010 is primarily focused on helping FMCSA improve its enforcement operations.
WHO IS AFFECTED?
The agency is trying to change only one rule as part of the program. The carrier safety rating process that determines whether FMCSA designates a carrier Unchange to a new process called “Safety Fitness Determination.”
CSA 2010 HAS NOT CHANGED ANY FMCSA REGULATIONS.
While research data indicate a driver’s BMI can suggest a risk for sleep apnea, neither FMCSA nor the CSA 2010 program imposes any rules that restrict who can be a commercial driver based on BMI, weight or neck size.
BODY MASS INDEX BMI WILL NOT BE A FACTOR IN CSA 2010 MEASUREMENTS.
FMCSA WILL NOT REVOKE CDLS OF 175,000 DRIVERS.
CSA 2010 does not give FMCSA the authority to remove drivers from their jobs and cannot be used to rate drivers or to revoke a Commercial Driver’s License. FMCSA does not have the authority to take those actions. Only state agencies responsible for issuing licenses – CDL or otherwise – have the authority to suspend them. The data kept by a state (i.e. tickets, citations, written warnings, convictions) and the data that is stored in FMCSA’s Safety Measurement System (i.e. violations from roadside inspection and crash reports) are separate. These data must be assessed and, if necessary, corrected under separate processes.
CSA 2010 Driver’s Handbook