The BASICs Overview categorizes the results for each of the seven BASICs.
The On-road column lists the motor carrier's percentile for each BASIC. If the percentile
is over the established Intervention Threshold for the motor carrier, the percentile
is presented with a symbol.
The Investigation column displays the “Serious Violation Found” icon for a BASIC
if a Serious Violation was cited within 12 months of the Safety Measurement System
(SMS) results date. The icon will be present regardless of whether corrective actions
have occurred. Select this link to view the list of
The BASICs Status column displays a symbol, if either the On-road column's percentile
is over the established threshold or if the Investigation column displays the “Serious
Violation Found” icon. This indicates that the BASIC is in a status and that the
motor carrier may be prioritized for an investigation and a roadside inspection
Note that for general public users, the Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance and
Crash Indicator BASICs display the message “Not Public.” Motor carriers that log
in to the SMS can view the Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance and Crash Indicator
BASICs, but only for their own U.S. DOT Number. Within the BASICs details pages,
inspection and violation listings are available to all users, regardless of their
logged-in status, but the measure, percentile, and other specifics of these two
BASICs are available only to logged-in motor carriers.
Also, the Crash Indicator BASIC displays “Not Applicable” under the Investigation
column because there are no violations associated with the Crash Indicator BASIC
on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's list of Serious Violations.
BASIC Overview Panel
The details of each BASIC can be accessed by clicking on the BASIC's tab within
the BASICs Overview. Note that a motor carrier's past performance can be accessed
by selecting History.
To learn more about how to interpret the on-road and investigation columns click
on the “What Does This Mean?” button.