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Truck Drivers CSA 2010 Scorecards


CSA 2010 truck driver scorecards will be made available to trucking companies by the risk management company, Vigillo.   These scorecards are being endorsed by the ATA.   The scorecards are being marketed as:

“Vigillo’s customized fleet performance scorecards perfectly meet the needs of operating your truck fleet.  Problems are identified and addressed before they occur and all drivers and driver managers become participants in a culture of measurable, pro-active Risk Management.”

The scorecards will rate a driver’s performance on seven categories:

  1. Unsafe Driving
  2. Fatigued Driving
  3. Driver Fitness
  4. Controlled Substance
  5. Vehicle Maintenance
  6. Improper Loading
  7. Crash Indicator

Furthermore, each category will be given a color-coded rating of the following:

  • RED – Deficient (90% to 100%)
  • YELLOW – Warning (75% to 90%)
  • GREY – Under Threshold (0% to 75%)

It will also provide the determination of whether or not intervention of any kind is likely.  You can view a sample of this driver scorecard, offered by Vigillo.

There is nobody in the industry against safety measures for truck drivers and trucking companies.  However, this “scorecard” reminds me of another program that was meant for good:  the truck driver DAC Report.  We all know where that lead us to . . .

Trucking companies, specifically within the OTR industry, are notable for their ability to pass the blame onto the driver.  Will companies really use these scorecards for assessing problem drivers and working with them to correct their score and keep them driving?   Or can this be used as another form of a DAC Report system?

As mentioned in our earlier post:  CSA 2010 Severity and Point System Safety Rating for Truck Drivers,  a driver caught with a leaky tire will receive a rating of 8 . . . only two points under a DUI.   Could this scorecard be used to eliminate a driver by a disgruntled dispatcher?

I see the good being attempted by the CSA 2010 initiative, but with an industry as large as trucking, there looks to be too many loop-holes that trucking companies could still bend around, forcing blame on the professional trucker.    Furthermore, these scorecards are provided for the trucking companies at a month to month subscription rate.  Like DAC, companies paying for the information . . . and like DAC, could easily become another retaliation tool against drivers.

Just my take on it . . .

Allen Smith

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 34 year veteran ( started at an early age in family moving business) of the trucking industry, many of those years spent over the road. He has been an owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and has owned and operated a moving company, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. One thing though that most will say is that the reason and motivation behind the author, Allen Smith, is the fact he is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. As you read many of the blog posts you’ll discover that he is opinionated and speaks openly about the ongoing issues of the trucking industry. He supports other fellow advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who are in need of honesty, guidance and direction. The list of supporters and like minded people grows daily and their ability to network together and share their thoughts and ideas for the betterment of others within trucking, has allowed the forward movement of... "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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7 Responses to Truck Drivers CSA 2010 Scorecards. - Post a Comment

  1. Tyrone Jenkem

    Thx for the info. I have asked my company if they have our scores and they said yes. I was under the assumption that it would be like u said in ur article. That the companies would go over our scores with us good or bad. Yet in reality they have em under lockdown for some unearthly reason. I’ve tried asking my dispatcher why but got no answer. The only thing it makes me believe is ur right that its another DAC to be able to blame the drivers. Just another big company industry wide Scam!

  2. Miss Angelia

    Is there a place where we as drivers can check our scores our ownself like we are able to check our dac?

  3. albert l. sawvel

    plz send me my scorecard for csa 2010.i work for crete carries.

  4. michelle

    we as drivers should be able to check our score cards ….a company told me i had something on mine ….so i cal our safty manger and he said they was nothing on there …must be or the other company would have not known …right …..and being told what it was it’s a false entry….so now what do i need to do to fix the false entry ????

  5. David

    There is a place you can get your own Safety score at call OIDA you do not need to be a member and they will not try to sell you a member ship
    I however am a member and any and all questions I have I first refer to them they have a web site you can find their numberon or you van send them a E-Mail. The Greatest thing about the CSA score is that they are used by everyone against the driver, State troopers, Companies and anyone else that could possibly be involved in this sham of a screw the drivers again law. Just as I was completing my recent reaming in Anthony,TX by our state storm troopers I just had to tell them where they could put it and all I had to do was remember that my country hates me no there is nothing you can do to correct a error on your score just as there is nothing you can do about the corruption of those that enforce the law. So why are the cops the enemy of the trucking industry, must be the Gestapo does not make the money they once did. so join the crowd folks were in for a long hard scre*&$#.

  6. Robert E Ray

    could you send me my report card i work for midwest expresss

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