CSA 2010 Driver Inspection Report
The new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new CSA 2010 program places a strict emphasis on vehicle maintenance. This is a key are where owner operators and trucking companies could be more at risk for non-compliance with CSA 2010.
It is estimated as many as 10 to15 percent of large fleets are at risks for maintenance violation interventions. Smaller fleets have a higher potential risk.
CSA 2010 mandates the Drivers Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) should be completely filled out every day by the truck driver. Pre-trip and post-trip inspections, writing accurate DVIRs, properly fixing problems, and maintaining appropriate repair records are essential elements that must not be ignored to comply with CSA-2010. All items that are indicated on the DVIR to need repair must be corrected before the vehicle is operated. This applies to large trucking companies, small truckign companies, and owner operators.
The DVIR is must cover at least the following areas:
- Service brakes, including trailer brake connections
- Parking brake
- Steering mechanism
- Lighting devices and reflectors
- Windshield wipers
- Rear vision mirrors
- Coupling devices
- Wheels and rims
- Emergency equipment
Maintaining a correct DVIR report and making sure maintenance issues are corrected will help you avoid trouble with CSA 2010 safety rules and regulations.