Rep Gibbs Introduces Bill to Reform FMCSA Safety Program
WASHINGTON, DC - On Friday, Congressman Bob Gibbs introduced the CSA Reform Act to increase road safety through strengthening the effectiveness of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) program. The CSA Reform Act would create a National Hiring Standard to help the industry identify and employ drivers based on the most updated and accurate safety data. The bill ensures safe carriers are treated fairly by creating a pilot program for carriers to request regular safety audits rather than at the subjective whim of the FMCSA.
After introducing the CSA Reform Act, Congressman Gibbs said:
“Truck drivers are a vital component of our nation’s logistics network. Safe drivers ensure safe roads and the efficient delivery of goods, and the CSA program should work to enhance that safety at a regular, predictable schedule. The safety scores carriers rely on should be up-to-date and accurate. The CSA Reform Act will help shippers, brokers, and intermediaries have access to that data.”
The CSA Reform Act was previously included in the STARTER Act, the Transportation & Infrastructure Republicans’ comprehensive surface transportation bill focused on reform, flexibility, and streamlining the project delivery process. The text of the CSA Reform Act can be found here.