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OTA Institute: The Compliance, Safety and Accountability Program (CSA) – Understanding Your CSA Score and How It Can Improve Driver Performance

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)


The Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, run by the FMCSA, is designed to hold motorists accountable for their role in road safety. The FMCSA groups carriers with those who have a similar number of safety events and assigns each carrier a percentile rank – commonly known as a “score.” To ensure that you maintain an excellent safety record, it’s important to understand your CSA score.

The OTA is hosting an in-depth CSA Training on Tuesday, April 18 from 10am – 12:00pm at their headquarters in Westerville. Mike Holke, CEO of Safety1st Consulting LLC and a certified Director of Safety, will discuss the CSA program, provide insight into how the system works and share the proposed changes that are on the horizon. He will also show you how to use data to improve your safety “scores” and driver performance.

The price to attend this training is $79 for OTA members and $99 for non-members – the event will also include lunch.

10:00 AM        Training Session Begins
12:00 PM        Networking Lunch

Ohio Trucking Association Training Center
655 Cooper Road
Westerville, OH 43081

About the Trainer:
Mike Holke is the Chief Executive Officer of Safety1st Consulting LLC located in Akron, Ohio. Mike has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and within the field of transportation safety has held positions as a Safety Manager, Director of Risk Management, and Vice President of Risk Management for various sized fleets. During this time, he has assembled safety, recruiting, quality and human resources departments from the ground up.

Throughout his career, Mike has received extensive training in all areas of his field. Mike is currently a Certified Director of Safety and Certified Driver Trainer through the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI). Mike has received training in and holds certificates in lean process improvements, six-sigma, ISO, root cause analysis and process improvements. Mike has attended training and holds certificates in human resources management, accident investigation, transportation management, GHS hazardous material regulations, health care reform, reasonable suspicion training, and DOT compliance training. In addition, he has been to other training sessions and seminars that included training on leadership, driver recruiting/retention strategies, human resources management strategies, FMCSA regulations, safety management, employee engagement, cargo theft prevention, developing effective safety action plans, OSHA reporting guidelines, distracted driving, defensive driving, benefits of and implementation of dash-cams, and managing worker’s compensation programs to name a few.

Along with the extensive training and real-life experiences, Mike is also a member of the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI), is currently a member of The Ohio Trucking Association, The Ohio Trucking Association Safety Council and has been involved with memberships in the American Trucking Association, The Michigan Trucking Association, AIAG, AHAA. and the National Safety Council.

Refund Policy:
Our refund policy is as follows:

  • You will receive a 100% refund if you cancel more than 10 days before the training.
  • You will receive a 75% refund if you cancel more than 3 days before the training.
  • You will receive no refund if you cancel less than 3 days before the training.
  • No shows are responsible for 100% of the registration fees.

OTA Member - $79

Non-Member - $99

Ohio Trucking Association Office
655 Cooper Road
Westerville, OH 43081
Event Contact
Bradie Berry
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Tuesday, April 18, 2023 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)
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