On January 14, 2013, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced it will audit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA program.
The audit is the result of a September 13, 2012, hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Highways and Transit Subcommittee on bus and truck safety programs. At the hearing, members of Congress and the trucking industry expressed concerns about CSA implementation and the SMS evaluation, specifically carrier performance and risk, the OIG stated.
“Following the hearing, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the subcommittee requested that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluate FMCSA’s implementation of CSA. Specifically, our audit will assess whether FMCSA has (1) established adequate controls to ensure the quality of the data used to evaluate carrier performance and risk, and (2) effectively implemented CSA enforcement interventions. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is currently reviewing CSA’s identification of the highest risk carriers,1 and we will coordinate with GAO during our audit to avoid duplication of work,” OIG said in it’s audit.
The audit is scheduled to begin in January of 2013.