From Max Heine, Overdrive:
Once again, the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program has been evaluated and found lacking. This time the verdict comes from the National Academies of Science, a private institution founded by Congress to provide objective research for policymakers.
The 2015 FAST Act highway bill mandated the 130-page NAS report. The act also pulled the BASIC percentile rankings of CSA’s Safety Measurement System from public view.
NAS reached conclusions similar to those aired since CSA’s launch in 2010 by owner-operators, carriers and other industry entities, including Overdrive’s multi-year, in-depth CSA’s Data Trail series by Senior Editor Todd Dills. His reporting also has shown that in some areas of enforcement, CSA’s flaws have hurt independent owner-operators more than larger fleets.