Truck Safety Advocates Respond to GAO Report on FMCSA’s CSA Program

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Truck Safety Advocates Respond to GAO Report on FMCSA’s CSA Program

 Report Recommends Expanding and Improving Data.

Arlington, VA (February 4, 2014):  Daphne Izer, Founder of Parents Against Tired Truckers (P.A.T.T.) responded to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Program.  Izer states, “The GAO report agrees with CSA’s data driven, risk based approach. Additionally, the report confirms FMCSA’s claim that the CSA program has helped the agency contact or investigate more motor carrier companies and that it is an improvement over the previous system, SafeStat.”

Izer continued, “The GAO’s recommendations will help CSA to become a sharper, more useable tool.”

John Lannen, Executive Director of the Truck Safety Coalition (TSC), and a member of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) Subcommittee on CSA, adds, “As FMCSA improves the CSA program and expands its information and data collection, we encourage FMCSA to ensure that the results produce greater oversight for both large and small carriers. In order to perpetuate the safety focused culture engendered by CSA’s creation, we support FMCSA continuing to allow public access to CSA information.”

Download the Press Release here: Truck Safety Advocates Respond to GAO Report on FMCSA’s CSA Program (PDF)