Commercial drivers and carriers are now able to dispute fault in certain types of crashes that authorities deemed preventable on the commercial driver’s part and have these crashes removed from their Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) ratings. In a July 27 Federal Register notice, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said that under a new pilot program that started Aug. 1, carriers may submit requests for data reviews under the agency’s Crash Preventability Demonstration Program. The FMCSA will then review and evaluate the preventability of crashes in certain circumstances. As a crash indicator, the FMCSA uses a Behavior Analysis and ... Read More
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