Glostone offers a variety of Safety and CSA services aimed at helping carriers manage safety compliance, reduce risk, and control the costs involved. The FMCSA’s Comprehensive Safety Accountability Program guarantees most every motor carrier will be measured for safety compliance on a monthly basis. Your company can go from a hero in safety compliance to a zero with just one bad driver.
Recently, the FMCSA in concert with Congress, has decided to remove CSA data from public view. However, many of the partners and institutions with whom you interact – insurance companies, brokers, attorneys, and shippers – will still wish to see this data before deciding to do business with you.
It is essentially that you continue to monitor your CSA data so you can provide this data to third parties as needed. You can access this data by setting up a free CSA data portal via the FMCSA’s website. You can begin the process of setting up your portal. Don’t know how to proceed or want to know what this data means to you? Give us a call or email us today.
Compliance, Safety, & Accountability (CSA) is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) safety program designed to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes. The data collected by this program can greatly impact any company that operates or hires trucks.
Those that operate trucks are obligated to have programs that place safety at the forefront of their operation and at minimum, follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. CSA scores reflect a carrier’s effectiveness at managing their safety programs and is an indicator of their risk in becoming involved in a crash.
Those that hire trucks have a legal responsibility to investigate and monitor a carrier’s safety fitness, using that information to weed out carriers practicing unsafe behaviors. Companies that lack the due diligence to perform these checks leave themselves liable should the carrier be involved in an accident while hauling their commodity.
Companies new to the trucking business will face a rigorous DOT Audit within the first 18 months of operation. There are many areas that will be audited but there are 16 acute areas where a failure will result in not being allowed to operate. Our starter kit gives you the tools you need to comply with DOT regulations and pass the audit. Our Compliance Specialists can walk you through step by step just what the auditors will want to see. We’ve never had a client fail the audit using our Compliance Starter Kit!
Once the FMCSA has assigned a less than satisfactory new safety rating or lowered a current rating, the process to upgrade that rating is daunting and time consuming, often taking months and many hours of work. We have successfully helped many clients through the upgrade process and have the expertise to make it as quick and as painless as possible. Don’t travel that road alone. We can help!
HOS (Hours Of Service) violations are one of the most common and costly violations recorded by the DOT. Our log auditing service works with paper and e-logs and does all the work for you to provide an easy, cost effective solution that meets the DOT requirements. We also provide mock audits for all safety audits, IRP, IFTA, and state mileage audits, as well as audit preparation and post-audit responses (CAP letter).
The FMCSR minimums for hiring document compliance requires an exacting and time consuming process. Our services provide all of the filling out, researching and maintaining, leaving you with just the evaluation. Ongoing file maintenance requirements are no less time consuming. Our electronic file management system places all of the documents at your fingertips, 24/7, with just a click of the mouse.
We are the experts on CSA. Whether you are new to CSA or need to know the most current information, your Trusted Compliance Logistics Advisor can answer any and all questions you may have. For your convenience, we provide you with a list of FAQs. If you still have questions, give us a call.