CSA scores are important since higher scores equal higher premiums. So how can you go about improving them? Here are six tips:
Hire using a pre-employment screening program. By having a good hiring process to help you make smart hiring decisions, you can lower your crash rate by 8% and driver out-of-service rates by 17%, according the FMCSA data.
Implement dual-facing dashcams. Seatbelt violations and following too close raise a driver’s accident risk. Dual-facing dashcams address both.
Perform proactive maintenance. During roadside inspections, the most common violations are for lights (30%) and tires (10%). Pre and post-trip inspections can alert drivers to minor maintenance issues before they turn into violations.
Dispute FMCSA mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes now and then – including the FMCSA. Regularly check your CSA score and dispute incorrect violations.
Use a weigh station bypass solution. Weigh station bypass is smart for a myriad of reasons, one of which is this: fewer weigh station pull-ins mean fewer inspections and potentially fewer violations.
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