What Do CSA Point Values Mean to Me?

CSA Points Can Hurt Your Career As a Driver

As a driver, Compliance, Safety and Accountability Points (CSA Points) are important for your job's security. They are an accountability measure for your performance and your compliance with regulations. 

Below is a list of common CSA Violations.

Driving Violations (Driver Receives Points)

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10 Point Violations

  • Reckless driving - 392.2
  • Speeding 15 or more mph - 392.2
  • Speeding in construction zones - 392.2
  • Driving after being declared out of service - 395.13
  • Driver uses or is in possession of drugs - 392.4
  • Violating an out-of-service order for improper alcohol use - 392.5

8 Point Violations

7 Point Violations

  • Speeding 11 to 14 mph - 392.2
  • Adverse driving condition violations (Alaska) - 395.1

5 Point Violations

  • Failure to obey a traffic control device - 392.2
  • Following too close - 392.2
  • Improper lane change - 392.2
  • Improper passing - 392.2
  • Railroad grade crossing violation -392.2
  • Improper turns - 392.2
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way - 392.2
  • Bus failing to stop at a railroad crossing - 392.10
  • Chlorine load failing to stop at a railroad crossing - 392.10
  • Placard load failing to stop at a railroad crossing - 392.10
  • Failing to use caution in hazardous conditions - 392.14
  • Using or equipping a radar detector in a CMV - 392.71
  • Driver is in possession of, currently using, or under the influence of alcohol in the 4 hour immediately preceding coming on-duty - 392.5

4 Point Violations

  • Speeding between 6 and 10 miles per hour (mph) - 392.2
  • Operating as an interstate driver under the age of 21 - 391.11
  • Non-English speaking driver - 391.11
  • Failure to understand English language so as to decipher road signs and signals - 391.11

2 Point Violations

  • Lacking physical qualifications - 391.11

E-Log and/or EOBR Violations (Driver Receives Points)

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5 Point Violations

  • Electronic on-board computer (EOBR) device information requirements not met - 395.15
  • EOBR device failure, and driver failure, to reconstruct duty status - 395.15

1 Point Violations

  • EOBR device improper form and manner - 395.15
  • EOBR device information not available - 395.15

Hours of Service Violations (Driver Receives Points)

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10 Point Violations

  • Operating a CMV while ill or fatigued - 392.3

7 Point Violations

  • Violating state and/or local hours of service (HOS) laws - 392.2
  • 15, 20, 70/80 HOS violations (Alaska-Property) - 395.1
  • 16 hour rule violation - 395.1
  • Requiring or permitting a driver to drive over 11 hours - 395.3
  • 11 hour rule violation - 395.3
  • Requiring or permitting a driver to drive past 14 hours on-duty - 395.3
  • 14 hour rule violation - 395.3
  • 60/70 hour rule violation - 395.3
  • 34 hour restart violation - 395.3
  • Violating HOS (migrant worker) - 398.6

Mobile Device Violations (Driver Receives Points)

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10 Point Violations

  • Using a mobile phone while operating a CMV - 392.82
  • Motor Carrier (MC) either requiring or allowing a driver to use a mobile phone while driving a CMV - 392.82
  • Texting while operating a CMV - 390.17

Paperwork Violations (Driver Receives Points)

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8 Point Violations

  • Operating a CMV with more than one driver's license - 383.21
  • Operating a CMV without a CDL - 383.23
  • Operating a CMV with only a learners permit - 383.23
  • Operating a CMV with a disqualified CDL - 383.51
  • Driving a CMV while CDL is suspended for a safety-related or unknown reason and in the state of driver's license issuance - 383.51
  • Operating a CMV with an improper CDL classification - 383.91

7 Point Violations

  • Falsified logs - 395.8

5 Point Violations

  • No record of duty status - 395.8
  • Log not current to most recent duty status - 395.8
  • Missing previous 7 days logs - 395.8
  • Driving a CMV while CDL is suspended for a non-safety-related reason and in the state of driver's license issuance - 383.51
  • Driving a CMV while CDL is suspended for a safety-related or unknown reason and outside the state of driver's license issuance - 383.51

4 Point Violations

  • Drivers must have knowledge of, and comply with, regulations - 396.11
  • Missing or inadequate driver vehicle inspection report - 396.11
  • Missing reviewing driver's signature on the driver vehicle inspection report - 396.13

2 Point Violations

  • Driver not physically qualified - 398.3

1 Point  Violations

  • General form and manner log violation - 395.8
  • Driving a CMV while CDL is suspended for a non-safety-related reason and outside the state of driver's license issuance - 383.51
  • Driver not in possession of a valid medical card - 391.41
  • Driver not in possession of a medical waiver (when required) - 391.49

Bus Violations (Driver Receives Points)

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10 Point Violations

  • Operating a bus while fatigued - 392.3
  • Pushing and/or towing a loaded bus - 392.63

8 Point Violations

  • Operating a school bus without a school bus endorsement - 383.93
  • Bus tire regrooved or is a recap on the front wheel - 393.75

7 Point Violations

  • 15, 20, 70/80 HOS violations (Alaska-Passenger) - 395.1
  • 10 hour rule violation - 395.5
  • 15 hour rule violation - 395.5
  • 60/70 hour rule violation - 395.5

4 Point Violations

  • None, or defective, bus front brake line protection - 393.44

3 Point Violations

  • Violation of bus heater fuel tank location - 393.77

2 Point Violations

  • Bus driveshaft not properly protected - 393.89
  • Missing or obscured standee line - 393.9
  • Improper aisle seats - 393.91
  • Seatbelts not installed - 393.93

1 Point  Violations

  • Unsafe bus operations - 392.62
  • Standees forward of the standee line on a bus - 392.62
  • Baggage and/or freight restricts the driver's operation - 392.62
  • Exits are obstructed by either baggage or freight - 392.62
  • Passengers are not protected from falling baggage - 392.62
  • Either none, or defective, bus emergency exits on buses manufactured on or after 09/01/1994 - 393.62
  • Either none, or defective, bus emergency exits on buses manufactured on or after 09/01/1994 - 393.62
  • Either none, or defective, bus emergency exit windows on buses manufactured on or after 09/01/1973 - 393.62
  • Either none, or defective, safety glass or push out window on buses manufactured on or after 09/01/1973 - 393.62
  • Either none, or defective, bus emergency exit markings on buses manufactured on or after 09/01/1973 - 393.62
  • Improper exhaust on a gasoline operated bus - 393.83
  • Improper exhaust on a diesel operated bus - 393.83

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