Compliance and Safety Accountability (CSA) is a program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for the purpose of helping motor carriers comply with federal regulations. It institutes three levels of intervention known as Early Contact, Investigation, and Follow-On. CSA interventions help to determine the reason for safety issues and recommend solutions to correct them. It also issues penalties to non-compliant motor carriers. Below is a brief description of each of these forms of CSA intervention.
If you’ve lost your operating authority, all is not lost. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has clearly defined policies for revoking and suspending a carrier’s ability to operate. There are also clear guidelines for reinstating a suspended or revoked motor carrier operating authority that must be followed if you are going to get back on the road legally.
As a representative of the federal government, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires all motor carriers that operate under its authority to update their information every other year. You must do this even if your company remains in business and has had no major changes such as no longer performing interstate operations in the last two years. The FMCSA refers to this required update at the Biennial Update of Department of Transportation (DOT) Info.