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Execs Warn on CSA 2010
Monday, 08 February 2010 00:00
Safety Rating System Seen as ‘Game Changer’

SAN DIEGO—CSA 2010, the new federal safety monitoring and rating system for motor carriers, is likely to be the most important and potentially disruptive federal policy development for trucking to come out of Washington this year, fleet executives and industry watchers said last week.

American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves said CSA 2010—or the Comprehensive Safety Analysis program—which is set to supplant the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s SafeStat system, is “at the top of the list” of federal policy issues that will affect the trucking industry in 2010.

“Many of you are going to have to become experts about CSA 2010 in a way that you never in your wildest dreams imagined,” Graves told an audience of trucking and technology executives gathered here Feb. 1.

Robert Lowe, president of refrigerated carrier and flatbed carrier Prime Inc., Springfield, Mo., said that CSA 2010 will be a “game-changer” for trucking companies. The initiative will push more technology into trucks and push cash-strapped truckers who cannot afford the technology out of the market entirely, Lowe said.

Transport Topics, 2/8/2010