CSA 2010 has not been delayed until 2011.
There are two groups that will be affected by differing implementation dates.
Non Test States
Test States - After the test concludes in June 2010 carriers in the nine test states will be subject to the full array of CSA 2010 interventions.
The nine states are Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, and New Jersey.
Non Test States - On November 30, 2010 FMCSA is planning on:
Replacing Safestat with the CSA 2010 Carrier Safety Measurement System (CSMS)
Send Warning Letters Nationwide
Implement a revised ISS for roadside inspectors based on CSMS.
The CSA 2010 CSMS which will be implemented on November 30 will identify carriers for on-site investigations. (Compliance Reviews) The new CSA 2010 interventions will be phased in during 2011.
On April 12, 2010 the FMCSA started providing individual carriers with a preview of their performance data sorted into the BASIC's. Carriers can access the data at http://csa2010.fmcsa.dot.gov
To view the data carriers will have to enter their PIN.
From April - July carriers will see their violations categorized by BASIC. Beginning in August, after the refinements to CSMS are complete, motor carriers will be able to see an assessment of their violations through CSA 2010.
The DOT is doing this so carriers can use this time to identify and take actions to correct any deficiencies.
Kelly's opinion - The only part of CSA 2010 that is being pushed back until 2011 is the intervention processes. (Off-site Investigations, On-site Focused Investigations etc.) The fact that the CSA 2010 Intervention processes won't be implemented on November 30th is both Good and Bad news.
It's good news because the compliance reviews are labor and time intensive. So unless you're are one of the worst carriers out there the DOT may not have time to get to you.
It's Bad news because if the CSA 2010 interventions aren't available when the DOT does have time to visit you they are coming for a full compliance review.
There is no grace period for DOT compliance. Carriers should utilize this time to identify and correct any of their deficient BASIC's today.
This fact is substantiated by Federal Register Docket Number FMCSA-2004-18898
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