Crawford Transporters, Inc.

Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA)
Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) and bus companies that operate on our nation’s highways in an unsafe or non-compliant manner increase the risk of accidents, which can result in injuries, fatalities, property damage and product loss.

​To reduce CMV related crashes, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
has put in place the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) tool as part of their
Safety Management System. CSA uses comprehensive
Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs) to measure safety performance.

​The BASICs are: Unsafe Driving, Hours-of-Service (HOS) Compliance, Driver Fitness,
​Controlled Substances and Alcohol, and Vehicle Maintenance.
​During roadside inspections, any violations that are found will be detrimental to a
carrier’s score in CSA. More serious violations (i.e. ones that will substantially increase
the risk of a crash) are assigned more points than less serious violations,
and the resulting point values are time weighted.
Carriers are placed in peer groups that have a similar number of roadside inspections, and the total points within a BASIC are compared in the peer group to determine a percentile.
​The lower the percentile is, the better a carrier’s score.

here to see Crawford Transporters' most recent CSA scores.