CSA SMS Website Updated

(10/13/2017)  FMCSA has updated the CSA SMS Website with the September 29, 2017 data.  Motor carriers can check their own safety assessments now.


With these new results, motor carriers participating in FMCSA’s Crash Preventability Demonstration Program will see more of the Agency’s final determinations on SMS for crashes reviewed as part of the program.

FMCSA posts all crashes with preliminary determinations of Not Preventable to DataQs for 30 days to allow any member of the public with documentation or data that refutes the initial determination to submit it to the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program. Once FMCSA completes its review of a submitted crash, the Agency posts the final determination to the SMS within 60 days.

Additional SMS results are available to enforcement users and carriers that are logged into the SMS. Logged-in carriers with crashes determined to be Not Preventable, as part of the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program, can view measures and percentiles calculated with and without those crashes.

For more information, please visit the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program page.




Are transporters of mobile or modular homes considered Driveaway/Towaway operations under Section 395.8(a)(1)(iii)(A)(2) or (3) and therefore exempt from the ELECTRONIC LOGGING DEVICE (ELD) rule?

NO!  The transportation of mobile or modular homes does not qualify for an exception under 395.8(a)(1)(iii)(A)(2) because the vehicle driven in transporting the mobile or modular home is not part of the shipment, nor does the transport qualify under 395.8(a)(1)(iii)(A)(3) because the shipment is neither a motor home or recreational vehicle trailer.

All commercial motor vehicles must comply with the ELD Rule by December18, 2017 unless they are exempt.  According the final rule, the ELD rule allows limited exceptions to the ELD mandate for drivers and they are:

  1. Those who operate under the short-haul exceptions. They may continue using timecards, are not required to keep RODS and will not be required to use ELDs.  Short haul is defined as a carrier not going outside of 100 air miles; does not exceed 60 hours within 7 days; and not more than 8 trips of over 100 air miles in 30 days.  Note the 8 trip/30 days was added under the ELD rule.
  2. Those who conduct drive-away-tow-away operations, in which the vehicle being driven is the commodity being delivered; in a drive-away-tow-away operation in which the vehicle being transported is a motor home or a recreation vehicle trailer;
  3. Driving a vehicle that was manufactured before model year 2000, as reflected in the vehicle identification number as shown on the vehicle’s registration.

The FMCSA is expected to publish guidance in the Federal Register that says while you can be written up starting December 18th, it will not go against your CSA Score until after April 1, 2018.


(ELD) Frequently Asked Questions

Tennessee Department of Transportation
Overweight & Over-dimensional Permits
James K. Polk Bldg, Suite 300
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
615.741.3821 (Voice) 615.741.1159 (Fax)
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday


Rules of the Tennessee Department of Transportation – Central Services Division … refer to Chapter 1680-7-1, entitled
“Overweight and OverDimensional Movements on Tennessee Highways”


CSA SMS Website Updated

(09/06/2017)  FMCSA has updated the CSA SMS Website with the August 25, 2017 snapshot.  Motor carriers can check their own safety assessments now.

Additional SMS results are available to enforcement users and motor carriers that are logged into the SMS.  Logged-in enforcement users can view all carrier safety data, while logged-in carriers can only view their own data.

Currently, the SMS allows carrier login via U.S. DOT Number and U.S. DOT Number PIN; however, FMCSA encourages carriers to log in using the FMCSA Portal.  Carriers can register for Portal accounts here