Free CSA 2010 Monitoring Tool Available for Customers

Monday, May 17, 2010


Carriers Using TMW Software Gain Pre-emptive Visibility To FMCSA Safety Rating Data    

CLEVELAND, OH--TMW Systems announced today that it would be making available a free service for its carrier customers designed to help them monitor and manage their critical CSA 2010 safety scores and data. The new government safety scoring program referred to as CSA 2010 promises to affect many carriers significantly and TMW saw the need to provide its customers with powerful tools to help protect themselves in the evolving regulatory environment. The new, web-based service from TMW, named "CSA Management", gives carriers extended capabilities for analyzing and transforming all of their FMCSA safety rating data for further insight and action, including government data challenge.

While the CSA program and government website is still in limited roll-out in a few states, subject to ongoing changes, TMW is similarly offering CSA Management at no-charge, first to its customers in CSA test states, then expanding access as the reach of the government program grows. Customers not in CSA test states may also request the application in order to familiarize themselves with the available FMCSA data in advance of full access to the CSA integrated scoring program.    

 TMW Systems is the leading developer and supplier of software designed specifically for the transportation services industry, including trucking, brokerage and logistics operations. The company offers and supports a full portfolio of operations, dispatch, fleet maintenance, TMS and carrier profitability systems for businesses throughout North America. All TMWcustomers may take advantage of the free CSA Management application, subject to limited availability in tandem with the government's gradual program roll-out in selected states.   

"TMW products have long incorporated features that help carriers to keep their drivers safe and to improve vehicle health monitoring to minimize inspection violations. Our CSA Management on-line service  will further help carriers monitor their all-important CSA safety ratings to stay on top of potentially negative trends, identify specific problem areas requiring attention and even spot data inaccuracies that may warrant challenge," said David W. Wangler, President and CEO of TMW Systems. "Together with our enterprise operations software and our fleet maintenance applications, we expect CSA Management to help carriers better protect their governmental safety standings as well as promote a culture of safety within their day-to-day operations."

 With enterprise transportation software platforms widely used in the motor carrier industry and fleet maintenance software applications touching over one million pieces of equipment in North America, TMW Systems has steadily expanded product capabilities related to safety over the years. These features include tools and applications to monitor and coach driver behavior and audit driver logs, to maintain centralized safety and accident data collection and reporting and to capture vehicle maintenance lifecycle and inspection details thoroughly.  

 Wangler also noted that an emphasis on regular safety promotion practices, driver review and coaching to help prevent inspection violations, driver accidents and citations would do the most to protect carriers from CSA interventions or to respond proactively if such interventions occur.  

Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, or 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.

 Once they have obtained log-in access to their own safety data and ratings on the government's CSA 2010 website, customers of any TMW software product who are active on support and maintenance with the company may request access to the free CSA Management application through their TMW technical support channels.