CSA Update

In a Senate hearing on June 8, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx testified about the status of reform to the controversial CSA program and when the carrier scores will be returned to the public website.

The FAST Act (the current five-year, $305 billion transportation bill) requires that the CSA scores be removed from public view and fixed before they can be publicly held out as factual safety data.

Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) stated that the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office and internal DOT reports concluded that the CSA program was badly in need of reform. Following that statement, Thune asked Foxx “when will the (CSA) program be reformed” so that the CSA motor carrier scores “can be returned to the public website with confidence that the analysis is appropriate and represents the risk of an individual carrier.” Foxx replied, “it’s going to take a while to do revised analysis”. He continued by stating, “I would expect it might take a year or two probably more like two years before that information would be posted back up.”