CSA Training for Drivers

Why CSA Training is So Important for Fleet Drivers

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The amount of misinformation about CSA is staggering. Drivers and managers both are sometimes confused about what can be a ding and what’s not. And when they’re wrong? Shippers look closer and closer at CSA scores, and will look elsewhere or hold your fleet’s feet to the fire. So CSA training for drivers is more important than ever.

All PRO-TREAD customers get free access to our entire CSA lesson group, as well as our CSA Overview lesson. This group of lessons focuses on what is expected of drivers and fleets from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Agency (FMCSA).

And with the CSA Overview course, you get a big return on your 45 minutes. The CSA Course covers:

  • The FMCSA rules
  • Types of infractions
  • Penalties

And like all PRO-TREAD training, CSA training is available on most in-cab devices used by fleets and owner operators. Drivers can start and stop the course whenever they need, and will not lose their progress.

CSA Training for Drivers Improves Your BASIC Scores

The more drivers train, the lower the fleet’s Unsafe Driving CSA.

Our entire client base scored 24 points lower on average than the industry. For those clients who take 4 or more lessons per user per year — that’s 25 minutes of online or in-cab driver training every three months — the fleet scored 30 points lower for each BASIC. When we looked at fleets taking 6+ lessons per driver per year, they scored 34 points better on average.

More driver training leads to better CSA scores.

Watch This Two-Minute Sample of the CSA Training Course

This is just one of the 26 short “chapters” in our CSA course. Short chapters that build up to the complete course are the bedrock of our training methodology. People have short attention spans, so we break topics into bite-size chunks. And since their progress is always saved, drivers never have to waste time by starting over.

What You Learn in the CSA Course

You’re going to get detailed advice about how truck fleets can maintain a low CSA score with the FMCSA.
What is CSA?
Safety Measurement System
Individual Driver Records and Data Access
Knowing the BASICS
Inspections
Violations
Intervention
The Consequence of Intervention
Scoring Violation Severity Weight
Violation Severity Weight
Red Flag Violations
Pre-Employement Screening
Preparing Yourself

Like all PRO-TREAD online lesson, it is “mastery training,” meaning that the student must correctly answer quiz questions to advance (and finish!) the training.

Cover the B.A.S.I.C. Parts of CSA Scores

It’s not enough to know the regulations of CSA. Your managers and drivers need to understand how to improve their Compliance, Safety and Accountability. Each of the following lessons is about 30 minutes long, and can be started and stopped at the convenience of your driver.

Unsafe Driving

  • Defensive Driving
  • Space Management
  • Driver Distractions
  • Speed Management
  • Winter Driving
  • Lane Changes and Intersections
  • Rollover Prevention
  • Visual Search
  • Defensive Driving – Enhanced
  • Skid Control
  • Hazard Awareness
  • Road Rage
  • Emergency Maneuvers
  • Winter Driving – No Chains
  • Rear End Collision Avoidance
  • Avoiding Roadside Collisions
  • Night Driving
  • Summer and Mountain Driving
  • Longer Combination Vehicles
  • Tanker Rollovers

Fatigued Driving

  • Hours of Service
  • Fatigue Management
  • Log Books
  • Hours of Service — No Sleeper
  • Fatigue Management — Spanish

Driver Fitness

  • Driver Wellness
  • Driver Qualifications
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Driver Disqualifications
  • CDL Basics

Drugs/Alcohol

  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness

Vehicle Maintenance

Improper Loading/Cargo Issues

  • Hazmat Communication Rules
  • Hazmat Security Awareness
  • Hazmat Driving and Parking Rules
  • Cargo Securement
  • Cargo Handling
  • Security Awareness
  • Customs Security Awareness
  • Hazmat Loading and Placarding (and did you hear about the new Hazmat rules?)

Get a Free Demo of our CSA Training

Pro-TREAD In-Cab works on all major devices in the industry.

Interested in a demo of the newest CSA training? Have questions about working with the FMCSA? Sign up for a demo, and we’ll call you back with a demo login. In addition to CSA and CSA-related courses, you can explore any of the 95+ lessons we offer.

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