Ruan’s Director of Safety Lisa Gonnerman was recently asked to serve on the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Sub-Committee to the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC). MCSAC was established about seven years ago per Congressional mandate to advise the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on commercial vehicle safety issues.
In December 2012, a sub-committee was formed to provide guidance on CSA, the federal safety enforcement program. The CSA Sub-Committee is tasked with seeking refinements and enhancements to the CSA program, including the Safety Measurement System (SMS) and the interventions and investigative processes.
The sub-committee’s membership represents the trucking industry, shipping and third-party industries, law enforcement, safety advocates and organized labor. Lisa will join other committee members four times a year at a day-long meeting in Washington, D.C.
“My goal is to help FMCSA continue to make enhancements to CSA,” she said. “It’s a fairly good program, but it still has room for improvement.”
The sub-committee will remain in existence as long as necessary to assist the FMCSA in keeping the CSA enforcement program relevant and accurate.