MT. LAUREL, NJ - Fleet managers and drivers who want to remain compliant under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) new regulatory protocol, Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010), can ensure they're prepared, thanks to a new informational brief prepared by Automotive Resources International (ARI).

The CSA 2010 brief details the changes that will take effect under the new regulations and offers actionable steps both fleet managers and drivers can take now to avoid potential penalties when the initiative rolls out nationwide later this year.

Developed to help reduce the number of truck accidents on the nation's roadways, CSA 2010 expands and improves the administration's existing initiatives, SafeStat, by broadening fitness determination categories and violation interventions, allowing more violations to be caught early in the intervention process, before accidents can occur.

"We support CSA 2010 and its goal of decreasing truck accidents and making the nation's highways safer," said Tim Delaney, ARI manager of Licensing Services. "By helping fleets prepare for the changes under CSA 2010, we can help ensure every client achieves compliance while still meeting their unique business goals. This brief will help clients identify areas where improvements may be needed and help them develop their own fleet solution."


Both fleet managers and drivers may be affected by the changes implemented by CSA 2010, and penalties range from initial warning letters to removing noncompliant vehicles from service. Violations remain on record for two years for carriers and three years for drivers. By taking steps now, fleet managers can help ensure current management practices and driver behavior are in compliance, to help avoid potential penalties and keep fleets running efficiently.


In addition to its CSA 2010 brief which outlines steps fleet managers and drivers can take to remain compliant under the new regulations, ARI offers consultation services to help fleets develop an action plan to identify and address needed changes.


"As an industry leader, ARI is uniquely positioned to address the individual needs of each of its clients to help their fleets and drivers remain compliant under the new CSA 2010 initiative," Delaney noted. "Our partnership approach means our fleet management experts will work with each client to ensure their business needs and goals are met."


To receive a copy of the CSA 2010 brief or to learn about the ways ARI can help fleets remain compliant under the new regulations, contact your ARI sales manager or make a request via .