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CSA Training Q&A

Which carriers are affected by CSA?
Any and all interstate carriers—no matter what type of carrier (i.e. private, utility, van, for-hire), what size, or what sort of vehicle they operate— are affected by the CSA (Compliance Safety Accountability) program as long as they have a U.S. DOT number.
Will violations and crashes stay on our record forever?
No. When calculating a carrier’s BASIC scores, the measurement system retains a track record of 24 months; any data recorded prior to that "falls off" the system. For a driver, however, this timeframe extends to 36 months. In this system, inspections and violations are scored directly against the DOT number you are using, whether you’re an owner-operator or are leased onto another carrier (and thus operating under their DOT). Obviously, it’s wise to keep a good track record as much as possible; apart from promoting obvious safety, a good record will help spare you from warnings and investigations by FMCSA.
What data will FMCSA use to track and evaluate carriers?
In order to track and evaluate carriers, FMCSA will use state-provided crash reports (for DOT recordable crashes), state-provided roadside inspection reports (including all violations reported therein), and whatever violations are exposed during interventions directed by a state/federal investigator.
Are only CDL drivers covered by CSA?
No; the CSA program covers all drivers operating a commercial vehicle (that is, a vehicle used in commerce, with a gross weight surpassing 10,000, or a passenger vehicle seating more than 8 people, or any vehicle transporting certain amounts of hazardous material).
Can the FMCSA pull the CDL of a driver based on a bad safety record?
No. The FMCSA can currently initiate interventions against drivers (including fining them), but they can’t go so far as to suspend a driver’s CDL.

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Training Format Comparison Chart

Price DVD Kit
Online Training
In-Person Training
  • DVD cost effectively trains and retrains an unlimited amount of employees.
  • No trainer required, just pop in and play.
  • Video content keeps trainees engaged.
  • Very convenient, multiple employees don’t need to be pulled off the floor at once for a training session.
  • Includes both video content and an interactive quiz element to keep workers engaged.
  • More engaging than traditional training formats.
  • Can be customized to fit a companies specific work environment and equipment.
  • The only training option that can cover the "hands on" and "evaluation" portions of the training in addition to the " classroom" portion of the training.
  • Can be difficult to pull multiple workers off the floor at once to watch the video.
  • The DVD can get lost or scratched.
  • DVD can only train workers at a single location.
  • Due to the per person pricing format, it’s expensive for large companies that need to train hundreds or thousands of employees.
  • By far the most expensive training medium.
  • Administering refresher training as well as initial training for new employees can be a logistical nightmare.

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