CSA Point System | CSA Points

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Every violation which is cited on a DOT inspection has been assigned a violation point value [1 – 10]. If a violation appears on the Driver/Vehicle Examination Report most points are assigned to the CDL truck driver CSA score.

As a CDL truck driver, you must understand that if you do your pre trip inspection and everything is good to go, then you drive 50 miles and a tail light burns out you are at risk.

If the DOT pulls you over for a roadside inspection and discovers the faulty light you will be hit with a 6 severity points. That is 18 CSA points the first year!

The violation points in DSMS (Driver Safety Measurement System) are impacted by time severity. The more recent violation points are weighted more heavily than older violations that occurred within the last year violation points count times three, violations that occurred between one and two years ago count times two, and violations between two and three years old count only once.

CSA Severity Points

Controlled Substances - Operation of a commercial motor vehicle while impaired by or in possession of alcohol, illegal drugs, or any other substance that renders the driver incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle.

Driver Fitness - Operation of commercial motor vehicles by drivers who are unfit to operate them because they lack training, experience, or medical qualification.

Hazardous Materials - Hazardous Materials violations obtained while transporting hazardous cargo.

Unsafe Driving - Driver traffic violations and convictions for speeding, reckless driving, improper lane change, inattention, and other unsafe driving behavior

Vehicle Maintenance - Failure of commercial motor vehicle due to improper or inadequate maintenance.

Hours Of Service - Hours-of-service violations Driving commercial motor vehicles while fatigued..

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Need to dispute CSA Points? - The DataQs system is an electronic means for filing concerns about Federal and State data released to the public by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Through this system, data concerns are automatically forwarded to the appropriate office for resolution. The system also allows filers to monitor the status of each filing.

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