What are the FMCSA BASICs?

The 7 Basics of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (…

  • Unsafe Driving.
  • Hours-of-Service (HOS) Compliance.
  • Driver Fitness.
  • Controlled Substances/Alcohol.
  • Vehicle Maintenance.
  • Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance.
  • Crash Indicator.

What does Violation Severity weight mean?

If there is an inspection violation that applies to a BASIC category, it is given a “severity weight”. To put it simply, the severity weight indicates the risk of a crash due to the violation.

How is FMCSA calculated?

CSA scores are calculated on a zero to 100 percentile scale, with 100 indicating the worst performance and zero indicating the best performance. The FMCSA sets intervention thresholds on a per category level, based on the BASIC’s relationship to crash risk.

What is the FMCSA SMS?

According to the FMCSA, the Safety Measurement System (SMS) is the FMCSA’s workload prioritization tool that is used to identify carriers with potential safety problems for interventions.

What is HOS compliance?

“Hours of service” refers to the maximum amount of time drivers are permitted to be on duty including driving time, and specifies number and length of rest periods, to help ensure that drivers stay awake and alert.

What is HOS documentation?

This documentation is also known as records of duty status, or RODS. The guidelines for hours of service and recordkeeping are set by the FMCSA; monitoring of driver and vehicle fleet HOS is carried out by this agency and by inspectors at highway checkpoints.

What are the 7 CSA BASICs?

What Are the 7 BASICs in Your CSA Score?

  • Unsafe driving,
  • Driver fitness,
  • Vehicle maintenance,
  • Hours-of-service compliance, and.
  • Controlled substances/alcohol.

What is CSA severity weighting?

Severity Weight: Each violation or crash carries a severity weight indicating how “bad” the violation or crash was in terms of safety, as listed in the CSA severity tables. For most BASICs, the severity increases by 2 if the driver was placed out of service.

What is CSA in trucking?

CSA stands for Compliance, Safety, Accountability. It is the safety compliance and enforcement program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that holds motor carriers and drivers accountable for their role in safety.

What is the DSMS database?

DSMS assesses an individual CMV driver’s performance by Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) calculated from information collected during on-road safety inspections and State- reported CMV crash records. These data are recorded in the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS).

What is CSA time weighting?

Time Weight: The total severity weight for each inspection or crash is multiplied by a time weight — the most recent crashes and violations carry more weight.

What is alcohol jumping OOS?

CSMS Controlled Substances/Alcohol BASIC Violations
Section Violation Description Violation Group Description
392.5(c)(2) Violating OOS order pursuant to 392.5(a)/(b) Alcohol Jumping OOS
392.4(a) Driver uses or is in possession of drugs Drugs
392.5(a) Possession/use/under influence alcohol-4hrs prior to duty Alcohol

What are the opposites of the word safety?

Safety antonyms – 358 Opposites of Safety. danger. n. # exposure , calm. threat. n. # promise. hazard. n.

How does the safestat score work for a carrier?

The SafeStat score only applies to carriers with safety deficiencies. A carrier must have two or more SEAs with a value of 75 or greater (worst 25th percentile). SafeStat sums only the SEAs with values of 75 or greater to determine the SafeStat Score.

Where does safestat data come from for FMCSA?

SafeStat was developed at the Volpe Center for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Data used are maintained and managed at the Federal level by the FMCSA. o Semiannually identifies and prioritizes carriers for on-site FMCSA compliance reviews.

What should my safestat score be for my car?

A carrier must have two or more SEAs with a value of 75 or greater (worst 25th percentile). SafeStat sums only the SEAs with values of 75 or greater to determine the SafeStat Score. More emphasis is put on the Accident SEA (twice the weight) and Driver SEA (1.5 greater weight) than Vehicle and Safety Mgmt SEAs.