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Proposed SMS Enhancements Factsheet

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Proposed SMS Enhancements Factsheet This factsheet is a plain-language introduction to the proposed SMS enhancements and the preview. October 2016
Adjudicated Citations Key Terms Glossary

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Adjudicated Citations Key Terms Glossary This glossary lists key terms related to the 2014 adjudicated citations policy and their definitions. Some of the terms include adjudicated citation, conviction, court costs, fine, and DataQs. August 2014
Adjudicated Citations Factsheet

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Adjudicated Citations Factsheet This factsheet is for the driver who has received a citation associated with a roadside inspection violation that has been dismissed in a judicial proceeding and wants to change his safety record. It covers the 2014 adjudicated citations policy and its impact. August 2014
SMS Display Key Terms Glossary

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SMS Display Key Terms Glossary The Safety Measurement System (SMS) Display Key Terms are intended to provide user-friendly descriptions of SMS Website display elements and are not intended to, and do not, modify or replace applicable Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations or substantive standards. August 2014
BASIC Percentiles and Safety Ratings Factsheet

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BASIC Percentiles and Safety Ratings Factsheet This factsheet covers the main differences between the BASIC percentiles, safety ratings, and “scores.” It includes information on the SMS as well as the regulatory definitions for safety ratings. August 2014
Just The Facts for Drivers Factsheet

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Just The Facts for Drivers Factsheet This factsheet is a quick reference guide for drivers to help them Get Road Smart about their safety and compliance information and their carrier’s, too. It includes facts on PSP, the SMS, and DataQs. August 2014
Warning Letter Factsheet

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Warning Letter Factsheet This factsheet gives guidance on what a motor carrier can do after receiving a warning letter, including what happens next and tips on how to improve safety performance. June 2014
What Is CSA? Factsheet

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What Is CSA? Factsheet This factsheet is a plain-language introduction to CSA and how it affects motor carriers and drivers. It includes a brief introduction to the SMS and the BASICs. June 2014
Safety Performance and Compliance Factsheet

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Safety Performance and Compliance Factsheet This factsheet explains what happens if a motor carrier doesn’t improve its safety performance after it receives a warning letter, covering the different types of investigations. June 2014
Just the Facts about SMS

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Just the Facts about SMS This factsheet offers important facts about CSA's Safety Measurement System. December 2012
Vehicle Maintenance BASIC Factsheet

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Vehicle Maintenance BASIC Factsheet This Vehicle Maintenance Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) factsheet gives an overview of the BASIC for motor carriers and drivers. December 2012
Crash Indicator BASIC Factsheet

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Crash Indicator BASIC Factsheet This Crash Indicator Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) factsheet gives an overview of the BASIC for motor carriers and drivers. December 2012
Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance BASIC Factsheet

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Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance BASIC Factsheet This Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) factsheet gives an overview of the BASIC for motor carriers and drivers. December 2012
Controlled Substances/Alcohol BASIC Factsheet

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Controlled Substances/Alcohol BASIC Factsheet This Controlled Substances/Alcohol Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) factsheet gives an overview of the BASIC for motor carriers and drivers. December 2012
Driver Fitness BASIC Factsheet

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Driver Fitness BASIC Factsheet This Driver Fitness Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) factsheet gives an overview of the BASIC for motor carriers and drivers. December 2012
Hours-of-Service (HOS) Compliance BASIC Factsheet

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Hours-of-Service (HOS) Compliance BASIC Factsheet This Hours-of-Service (HOS) Compliance Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) factsheet gives an overview of the BASIC for motor carriers and drivers. December 2012
Roadside Inspector Factsheet

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Roadside Inspector Factsheet This two-page PDF gives a good overview of how CSA impacts FMCSA's roadside inspection program. December 2012
Roadside Inspector and CSA Factsheet

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Roadside Inspector and CSA Factsheet Inspectors - Understand the importance of roadside data. December 2012
Unsafe Driving BASIC Factsheet

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Unsafe Driving BASIC Factsheet This Unsafe Driving Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) factsheet gives an overview of the BASIC for motor carriers and drivers. December 2012
Safety Measurement System (SMS) Preview Handout for Motor Carriers

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Safety Measurement System (SMS) Preview Handout for Motor Carriers This handout gives an overview of the SMS Preview, including the proposed SMS changes. It also points motor carriers to additional information, such as the Federal Register Notice and the foundational document. Furthermore, it provides instructions for how to access the SMS Preview as well as how to give comments about the SMS changes. June 2012
FMCSA Data — Information for Safety Stakeholders

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FMCSA Data — Information for Safety Stakeholders This factsheet identifies and clarifies all three of FMCSA’s publicly available data sources. May 2012
CSA FAQs and Answers

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CSA FAQs and Answers This MS Word file offers five pages of FAQs and two pages of phone numbers of the FMCSA State offices across U.S.. The FAQs discuss a wide range of topics about the SMS and what CSA is at a high level. February 2011
Safety Measurement System Factsheet

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Safety Measurement System Factsheet This one-page PDF gives a high-level outline of the new SMS, including an excellent description of each of the seven BASICs.
Driver Safety Enforcement: What Motor Carriers Need to Know

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Driver Safety Enforcement: What Motor Carriers Need to Know What motor carriers need to know about driver safety enforcement.