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Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010)
does not give FMCSA the authority to remove drivers
from their jobs and cannot be used to rate drivers
or to revoke a Commercial Driver’s License
(CDL). FMCSA does not have the authority to take
those actions. Only State agencies responsible
for issuing licenses, CDL or otherwise, have the
authority to suspend them.
2010 does introduce a driver safety assessment
tool to help enforcement staff evaluate drivers’
safety as part of motor carrier investigations.
Using the new Safety Measurement System (SMS),
FMCSA continues to hold motor carriers responsible
for the job performance of those who work for
them. Therefore, motor carriers are held accountable
for their drivers’ errors such as speeding.
This is a longstanding FMCSA position and is not
unique to CSA 2010 or the new SMS.
who are considering hiring drivers can review
“Driver Profiles” if the drivers have
authorized release of their information. These
profiles are compiled from FMCSA’s Driver
Information Resource (DIR) and will be available
to carriers through FMCSA’s new Pre-employment
Screening Program (PSP).