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TUCKER, MCSAC CSA SUBCOMMITTEE MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO FMCSA

Posted By Administration, Thursday, May 30, 2013
Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013

Contact:

Jeff Tucker, CEO;

mailto:jefft@tuckerco.com
856-317-9600 ext. 122
mobile: 856-498-5361

Alexandria, VA - On April 9, 2013, the FMCSA received the MCSAC CSA Subcommittee's recommendations for improvement to the CSA system. Jeff Tucker, who was appointed to the subcommittee in February 2013 and supported the recommendations, has long advocated the reform of crash reporting standards that do not accurately represent responsible carriers. Tucker's recent recommendations to the FMCSA also include improving how DOT crash statistics are used, and by whom:

1. Remove CSA scores from public view (their purpose is exclusively law enforcement) or, at a minimum, remove the Controlled Substance/Alcohol and Driver Fitness BASICs. (Carriers with higher scores in two [2] BASICs are involved in fewer accidents than carriers with lower scores!)
2. FMCSA should not encourage non-law enforcement personnel (e.g., shippers, brokers, insurance companies, etc.) to use CSA data for carrier selection, and should not provide "guidance" on using CSA data to determine a carrier's "qualification" for use. The purpose of SMS is exclusively for internal law enforcement prioritization.
Tucker Company Worldwide, Inc. is America's oldest privately held operating freight broker and is based in Cherry Hill, NJ. Tucker specializes in arranging shipments of high value, high security, climate controlled and otherwise sensitive materials for some of the world's best known brands. Tucker is active in its trade association and serves on a select committee reviewing motor carrier safety for the U. S. Department of Transportation. Tucker has been a first responder supporting the government with trucking of relief supplies for most of the nation's natural and man-made disasters in the last 30 years.

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