CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) is a safety measurement and reporting initiative that is enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The initiative was designed to help improve safety within the trucking industry by adding points to a driver’s record when safety infractions are noted on an inspection. Points are determined according to the CSA Point System, which includes more than 900 different types of violations. Driver violations are ranked from 1 to 10 points, depending on severity, with the determined number of points added to your record
How long do CSA Points stay on your record?
Points given to you as a driver are reflected on your individual record as well as the CSA score of the carrier for whom you work. While a driver’s individual CSA score will reflect all points given in the previous 36 months, the carrier’s score includes the previous 24 months for all drivers within its fleet. However, any points incurred by a driver prior to employment with the carrier will not be reflected on the carrier’s score.