DOT: CSA Fundamentals

  • 3 topics | 24m
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
CSA, which stands for Compliance, Safety, Accountability, is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative aimed at improving commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety and ultimately reducing collisions, injuries, and fatalities related to CMVs. This course will teach you what CSA is and why it's needed, how it works, and what a carrier can do to ensure it has an effective CSA program. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements. 


  • recognize why CSA is needed
  • recognize how the three components of the CSA operational model work
  • describe the Safety Management Cycle
  • identify the successful steps of a CSA program


  • The CSA Operational Model
  • The Safety Management Cycle
  • CSA and the Carrier