CSR 2010 Compliance

Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010) is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce commercial motor vehicle (CMV)-related crashes, injuries and fatalities.

It introduces a new enforcement and compliance model that allows FMCSA and its State Partners to contact a larger number of carriers earlier in order to address safety problems before crashes occur. Rolling out the program by the end of 2010 will establish a new nationwide system for making the roads safer for motor carriers and the public alike!


CSA 2010 measures safety performance in new ways, using inspection and crash results to identify carriers whose behaviors could reasonably lead to crashes. CSA 2010 has been carefully planned and developed over the past few years. It began with a thorough review of the agency’s current compliance review process, and proceeded through the development of a new Safety Measurement System (SMS) that will use all roadside inspection and crash data and the development of a new interventions toolbox to deal efficiently and effectively with safety problems of various natures and different levels (as identified in SMS).


CSA 2010 covers the full spectrum of safety issues – from how data is collected, evaluated, and shared to how enforcement officials can intervene most effectively and efficiently to improve safety on our roads. The expanded suite of intervention tools enable investigators to systematically evaluate why safety problems are occurring, to recommend remedies, to encourage corrective action(s), and, where corrective action is inadequate, to invoke strong penalties. The new SMS and interventions toolbox were tested in nine states across the country and then followed by nine more by the end of 2009.

BASICs Assessment

BASICs for CSA 2010

Motor carriers can now view their Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs) Assessment, which includes on-road performance and investigation results. Review inspection and crash data and identify and correct safety compliance problems today! Preview your CSA 2010 data now!

What Does CSA 2010 Mean to Me?

CSA 2010 replaces SafeStat with a new Safety Measurement System (SMS) that measures the previous two years of roadside violations and crash data. With SMS, every inspection counts, not just out-of-service violations, and both driver and carrier safety performance are monitored. CSA 2010 has been tested in nine states. In late 2010, the program launches, replacing the current SafeStat system with the more comprehensive Safety Measurement System (SMS). Check the DOT Frequently Asked Questions here!

Waiting Could Results in Fines!

When the new SMS is implemented, it will replace the Safety Status (SafeStat) measurement system as FMCSA’s tool to identify high-risk motor carriers requiring interventions in order to improve safety on the Nation’s roads. SMS will evaluate the safety of individual motor carriers by considering all safety-based roadside inspection violations, not just out-of service violations, as well as State-reported crashes, using 24 months of performance data. Organizing and being proactive NOW can save your company fro costly fines and repeated audits. Contact us TODAY to have us do our assessment of your current level of compliance and offer our expert suggestions on moving forward.