The North American Transportation (NTA) Association report in Breaking News From NTA that the new rating program that was originally supposed to be implemented July of 2010 with all states up to speed and functioning by December has been delayed. The time table looks to be pushed back to initial implementation fall of 2010 with all states fully functioning by summer of 2011.
Although the program has been delayed there will, however, be a limited preview of the program beginning April 12, 2010. The NTA will assist members by informing them how to access their data from the system when it becomes available. The preview, it states, will include roadside inspections, crash, and violations data, but it will not reflect carriers’ scores in each of the Behavioral Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASIC’S). It sounds like the compliance issues are the same but the test isn’t going to be graded.
November 30, 2010 is the date that carriers (and the general public) will be able to view the CSA 2010 data. Also on November 30, 2010, the FMCSA will begin issuing warning letters to non-compliant carriers but won’t use all disciplinary actions available in the program at that time. Wayne Schooling is the contact at the NTA for questions. He can be reached at 1-800-805-0040.