Great news courtesy of Humphrey Transportation Compliance!
Compliance, Safety, Accountability Scores, or CSA Scores are a rating tool used to help identify high risk trucking operations and drivers. These scores are also looked at as part of the insurance underwriting and rating process. Improving your score whenever possible can only help with your good standing with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), as well as keep your insurance premiums within an affordable window. Beck Insurance Agency is sharing this good news from Humphrey Transportation Compliance for these new opportunities to improve your CSA scores.
Accidents meeting the following criteria may now be deemed non-preventable and removed from your CSA score through a dataq challenge. If you have any accidents meeting the criteria below from the past two years please contact our office so that a DataQ challenge can be made:
- When a truck was struck by a driver under the influence or a related offense.
- When a truck was struck by a motorist driving in the wrong direction.
- When a truck was hit in the rear.
- When a truck was hit while legally stopped or parked.
- When a pedestrian or car drives in front of a truck in an attempt to commit suicide by truck.
- When a truck sustains disabling damage after hitting an animal in the road.
- When a crash is caused by an infrastructure failure or falling trees, rocks, or other debris.
- When a truck is hit by cargo or equipment from another vehicle.
- When a truck is hit by a vehicle that did not stop or slow in traffic.
- When a truck is hit by a vehicle that failed to stop at a red light, stop sign, or yield sign.
- When a truck is hit by a vehicle that was making a U-turn or illegal turn
- When a truck is hit by a vehicle driven by a driver who experienced a medical issue that caused the crash.
- When a truck is hit by a driver who admits to falling asleep or being distracted (by a phone, passengers, etc.)
- When a crash involves another driver under the influence.
When a crash involves a driver operating in the wrong direction, even if the truck was hit by another vehicle other than the one driving in the wrong direction.
A group of reviewers will determine one of three things:
- Non-preventable and remove the crash from the CSA record
- Preventable and the crash stays on the record
- Undecided and the crash stays on the record with a note that the preventability could not be determined.
For more information on Trucking Insurance options, please contact Beck Insurance Agency at 419-446-2777, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here to submit your request.