CSA Training Courses

Online CSA Training
for Drivers and Managers

When your fleet uses PRO-TREAD to train, you get free access to our entire CSA lesson group. This up-to-date course focuses on what is expected of drivers and fleets from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Agency (FMCSA).

This new training course packs a lot of information into your precious 45 minutes. The CSA Course covers:

  • The FMCSA rules
  • Types of infractions
  • Penalties

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

Driver Training Reduces CSA Scores

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

We looked at the industry averages for each BASIC, and we looked at the same information in our own client base. For our entire client base, they scored 24 points lower on average. For those clients who take only 4 or more lessons per user per year — that’s 25 minutes of online or mobile 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.

A Two-Minute Sample of the CSA Training Course

This is just one of the 26 “chapters” in our CSA course. This one focuses on different types of interventions.

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
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

Driver Fitness

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


  • 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

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 90+ lessons we offer.