The Importance of Conducting a Compliance Review

Conducting a compliance review is crucial for your business, primarily because it can significantly lower your Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) score. A lower CSA score enhances your company’s safety reputation and can lead to substantial savings on insurance premiums. Identifying and addressing potential compliance issues early can avoid costly fines and ensure a safer, more efficient operation.

Higher CSA Score

CSA Score

Equals Higher
High Insurance Rates

Insurance Rates

Lower CSA Score

CSA Score

Equals Lower
Lower Insurance Rates

Insurance Rates

What is a Compliance, Safety, Accountability Score?

A CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) score, used by the FMCSA, assesses the safety and compliance of commercial motor carriers. It is based on seven categories:

Scores are calculated from violations and inspections, with lower scores indicating better performance. Improving your CSA score can lower insurance costs and fewer regulatory fines.

Steps to Gain Access to Your CSA Score

Step 1

Click Here to Login

Step 2

Under “Available FMCSA Systems”, Click on “CSA Prioritization System”

Step 3

Next, a New Window Will Pop Up with Your Report

Step 4

Please Have This Ready for Your Consultation

How a Compliance Review Works

Understanding your Safety Measurement System (SMS) helps identify and address areas like Unsafe Driving and Vehicle Maintenance, reducing violations and enhancing compliance. This proactive approach can lower your CSA score, leading to safer operations and lower insurance premiums.

DOT Compliance Group conducts a comprehensive compliance review to identify specific areas where your operations can improve. By pinpointing these opportunities, we help enhance compliance, safety, and efficiency.

Let DOT Compliance Group Put You on the Right Path to a Lower CSA Score

Violation: 392.10(a)(2) – Failure to Stop at Railroad Crossing – CMV Transporting Division 2.3 Chlorine

Recommended Action: Provide Specialized Training on HazMat Transportation

Violation: 395.3A1R – 11-hour rule violation (Property)

Recommended Action: Provide Specialized Training on HOS and Utilize an ELD to Alert Drivers

Violation: 383.23A2-H3 – Operating a CMV Without a Valid CDL: No Hazardous Materials Endorsement

Recommended Action: Implement a Training Program on HazMat Handling and Ensure Driver’s Obtain the Necessary Endorsements

Violation: 392.7(a) – Driver failing to conduct a pre-trip inspection

Recommended Action: Implement and Use a Pre-Trip Inspection List

Violation: 171.2(b) – Failure to comply with the requirements for HM transportation (including labeling and handling) 

Recommended Action: Provide Proper Training on Hazardous Materials Transportation and Placarding

Violation: 392.4A-DOSP – Drugs/Other Substances – Operate a CMV while in possession

Recommended Action: Implement a Return-To-Duty Process and Use a Drug and Alcohol Policy / Consortium

DOT Compliance Group’s Dedication to Transparency

Changes to your CSA score from corrective actions do not reflect immediately, and some issues may be beyond repair. At DOT Compliance Group, we focus on providing a strategic and impactful path to improve your CSA score, ensuring long-term compliance and safety enhancements.

Why Choose DOT Compliance Group?


Choosing DOT Compliance Group ensures that you receive top-tier guidance and support in navigating the complexities of regulatory compliance.

Actionable Insights

Our team of seasoned professionals conducts thorough reviews and provides actionable insights to improve your operations and lower your CSA score.

Personalized Service

We are dedicated to offering personalized service tailored to your unique needs, ensuring you stay compliant and avoid costly fines.

Safety & Efficiency

With DOT Compliance Group, you gain a trusted partner committed to enhancing your safety, efficiency, and overall business success.

Get in Touch with a Specialist

Our dedicated specialists are here to help guide you through the winding roads of compliance. We aim to set you up for success.

Start Your Consultation

Please remember that we will need extra information to complete your review. After submission, please follow the link in the email or on the thank you page to fill out the additional information needed.

One of our compliance specialists will review your details and prepare your Compliance Review within 48-72 hours. Once the review is complete, your dedicated specialist will email you, and you can schedule a consultation.