In December 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) introduced the CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability), which is an initiative to improve commercial vehicle safety. The goal is to achieve a greater reduction in large truck and bus crashes, injuries, and fatalities, while maximizing the resources of FMCSA and its state partners. The CSA program allows FMCSA to target the safety problems of both motor carriers and their drivers. This initiative applies to all carriers that are over 10,000 lbs. and travel interstate, as well as those carriers that haul hazardous materials intrastate. The CSA is comprised of three key elements: Measurement, Safety Evaluation, and Intervention.

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