Congressman’s bill requires revamp of CSA

Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, introduced the “Safer Trucks and Buses Act” (H.R. 5532). The legislation would prohibit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) from publishing motor safety scores on its website until the agency revamps its Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) scoring system.

Under the bill, FMCSA must submit to Congress an improvement plan and implement that improvement plan. According to Barletta’s legislation, once the scores are more reflective of a motor carrier’s safety practices, FMCSA will be granted permission to once again make them to the public.