You may have to wait longer than the December 5th release date for access to carrier safety scores.
According to ccjdigital.com, three motor carrier groups (National Association of Small Trucking Companies, The Expedite Alliance of North America, and the Air & Expedited Motor Carriers Association) has filed a suit to block the CSA (Comprehensive Safety Analysis) 2010 “or at least to prohibit the public release of certain CSA data until the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration completes a rulemaking on the program that complies with the Administrative Procedures Act” (http://www.ccjdigital.com/groups-sue-to-block-csa-2010/).
The groups argue that even if the CSA 2010’s safety ratings system is changed in the future, putting the Act into effect before the ratings are accurate will result in harm to carriers who are given poor scores and will tarnish their reputations with no way of undoing it, the site notes.
The suit accuses the FMCSA of not responding appropriately to “due process concerns,” in which once cited, the carrier will not be able to challenge the citation in an effective manner, “peer grouping,” with concerns that carriers are being unfairly compared with other carriers that do not have the same requirements, “data inequality,” and “unexplained methodology changes,” CCJ Digital notes.
The groups ask for the FMCSA to disclose information until they can provide accurate support for the CSA 2010.
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