In 2011, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will fully implement its new program, Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010). Travelers is helping its trucking industry customers prepare for the coming changes by introducing a new coverage form for the on-board equipment used to capture data that may help improve safety performance in accordance with CSA 2010.
“CSA 2010 and the new measures under Behavior Analysis Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs) look at the end result of safety management practices,” said Joe Tracy, president, Travelers Inland Marine. “In addition to the new coverage form, Travelers is helping its customers implement transportation safety management practices that may reduce accidents and violations, potentially improving future CSA 2010 scores.”
Travelers encourages all commercial motor carriers to take steps now to prepare for the full implementation of CSA 2010. Carriers should first review their records through the FMCSA website and ensure that the information is correct. Addressing any and all safety problems now by instituting driver safety management best practices and continuing to provide driver education and training may help commercial motor carriers potentially avoid rule violations. Carriers should also talk with their independent insurance agent about the new safety requirements, what the changes to the law mean for their businesses and how their current insurance policies may need to be adjusted to meet their changing needs.
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