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Sid V.'s Comment
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Cody, I maybe wing in this but...

First I believe csa points only effect the carrier. All that stuff about 3x the points affects the carrier score and doesn't have anything to do with the driver.

Im not sure exactly what happens to the driver but a good place to start would be getting your dac report and seeing what's on there. I believe it's also recorded in your PSP database but im not sure how to get that report.

Im not sure anything will show on your mvr because you didn't get any violations but you can check that too.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Old School's Comment
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Thanks Sid! There is a lot of confusion concerning CSA scores. Who'd a thunk it? Considering it is a government regulation for the trucking industry, why would it be so confusing? I remember Brett saying one time, "We could have hired a room full of drunk monkeys to write these regulations. They could have come up with more easily understandable rules!"

CSA scores do affect drivers and are applied to their record. They do fall off as Rob described and they are also reduced somewhat by things like clean inspections. The driver's score affects the carriers score. Future employers are not supposed to use your CSA score to determine your eligibility for hire, and that may be what Sid means about it not affecting the driver. It is confusing, because ultimately they will find out about the accident. They don't need the CSA score to discover that. Carriers do not inherit a new hire's current CSA score, but are only impacted by the scores their current drivers have received while in their employ.

If this conversation has triggered anyone's interest in learning more about CSA scores, here's a link on our website that will provide lots of information for you. What's up with CSA Scores?

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

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