New Minnesota Laws
Tow Truck Weights
Tow trucks may exceed maximum weight and length laws when towing a disabled vehicle to place of repair or safekeeping if the move is "urgent." A $300 permit is required (effective immediately).
|CSA 2010 Program|
|Written by FMCSA|
What is CSA 2010?
Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, CSA 2010, is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce commercial motor vehicle (CMV)-related crashes, injuries and fatalities. It introduces a new enforcement and compliance model that allows FMCSA and its State partners to contact a larger number of carriers earlier in order to address safety problems before crashes occur. When the program is fully rolled out by the end of 2010, FMCSA will have a new nationwide system for making the roads safer for motor carriers and the public alike!
In the development of the CSA 2010 program, FMCSA sought to incorporate several key attributes.
FLEXIBILITY - Adapt to Changing Environment. Accommodates changes to the transportation environment, such as evolutions in technology and changing programmatic responsibilities.
EFFICIENCY - Maximize Use of Resources. Improves Federal and State enforcement staff productivity, as well as the safety performance of members of the motor carrier community.
EFFECTIVENESS - Improve Safety Performance. . Identifies behaviors associated with safety risk; focuses compliance, enforcement, and remediation efforts on those unsafe behaviors.
INNOVATION - Leverage Data and Technology. Improves safety through the innovative use of technology to track and update safety performance data.
EQUITABILITY - Be Fair and Unbiased. Assesses and evaluates motor carrier safety and enforces Federal laws and safety regulations to ensure consistent treatment of similarly situated members of the motor carrier community.
(April 15th, 2010)
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it will delay the implementation of its Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA 2010) initiative until later this year. Full nationwide implementation in NOT expected until 2011.
The CSA 2010 program, an effort to improve motor vehicle fleet safety, replaces the Motor Carrier Safety Status Measurement System, known as SafeStat. FMCSA had originally planned to roll out CSA 2010 this summer but after considerable feed back, the agency decided to move the start of the roll-out from the summer to the fall of 2010.
Under the new schedule, FMCSA will permit carriers to view performance data from April 12, 2010 to November 30, 2010, at which time FMCSA will begin issuing warning letters and using CSA 2010 scores to target fleets for compliance revioews and extra radside enforcement.
MINNESOTA ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS ARE SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 8TH - 10TH 72HRS BY MNDOT