Trucking’s information technology providers are moving quickly to develop and deploy a wide range of tools and services to help fleets analyze and manage safety scores as the industry transitions to the 2010 Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA2010) federal program. The new offerings range from standalone “scorecards” that provide a quick overview of fleet performance summaries to full-featured services with training and predictive tools for fleet management.
Combining Qualcomm’s wireless communications and vehicle monitoring services with FleetRisk Advisors’ safety management services, CSA 2010 Safety Performance Service will provide compliance reporting, driver coaching to address safety issues, and performance monitoring to help fleets identify potential problems that could impact CSA ratings.
Available this fall to Qualcomm users, the new service incorporates information from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) CSA database with driver- and vehicle-specific performance data. It will allow fleet managers to analyze individual driver performance by CSA standards, including its time-based weighting rules and peer-group comparisons, according to Qualcomm. Predictive performance capabilities will help fleets identify potential future safety problems, and coaching modules will be available to help address driver problems identified by the service.
Carriers using TMW Systems’ fleet management systems will have access to a new free service for monitoring and managing CSA 2010 safety scores and data. CSA Management is a web-based service that not only aggregates and analyzes FMCSA safety data and CSA ratings, but also provides fleets with the tools for challenging errors found in the federal data, according to TMW.
Available first to active TWM fleet customers in states that have already begun rolling-out the federal program, the software developer says it also has limited availability for other North American customers that want begin learning about their CSA safety scores before the federal program is fully implemented later this year. Interested fleets should obtain log-in access to their safety ratings from FMCSA’s CSA 2010 website and then contact their TMW support contact for access to the new program, the company advises.
Having announced a CSA 2010 scorecard in April that gives fleets a look at their individual safety ratings based on the federal database and new CSA metrics, the data mining software company Vigillo has now added a driver scorecard based on data that will be used in FMCSA’s pre-employment screening program.
The driver scorecards will be available this summer, according to the company.