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QRT SI Summary Report Description

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QRT SI Summary Report Description New! This report provides further clarification and instruction on the QIAT SI Summary. May 2017
SMS Methodology

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SMS Methodology Version 3.0.9 of the SMS includes violation updates to align with recent changes to FMCSA’s roadside inspection software and continuously improve the consistency of data in our systems. May 2018
SMS Methodology: Appendix A

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SMS Methodology: Appendix A This appendix lists all violations used in SMS along with the related section in the FMCSRs or HMRs. This appendix has been updated to align with recent changes to FMCSA’s roadside inspection software and continuously improve the consistency of data in our systems. May 2018
QRT E-Case Detail Report Description

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QRT E-Case Detail Report Description This report provides further clarification and instruction on the E-Case Detail. May 2017
QRT SI Detail Report Description

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QRT SI Detail Report Description This report provides further clarification and instruction on QIAT SI Detail. May 2017
Parts by BASIC Tables (100% States)

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Parts by BASIC Tables (100% States) This job aid provides guidance for selecting the appropriate CFR Part (full or subpart) that should be examined during an Onsite Focused or Offsite Investigation depending on which Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) is being investigated. January 2016
SMS Methodology: IEP Attributable Violations

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SMS Methodology: IEP Attributable Violations This spreadsheet lists violations that can be found on an IEP trailer and whether they can be attributed to a motor carrier in the SMS. January 2016
DSMS Methodology Version 3.0.5

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DSMS Methodology Version 3.0.5 Version 3.0.5 of the SMS includes violation updates to improve the consistency of roadside inspection data in our systems. These updates took effect in the SMS with the September 25, 2015 snapshot. September 2015
The Carrier Safety Measurement System (CSMS) Effectiveness Test by Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs), January 2014

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The Carrier Safety Measurement System (CSMS) Effectiveness Test by Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs), January 2014 The report, the CSMS Effectiveness Test by BASICs, confirms that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) is more effective at identifying commercial bus and truck companies of all sizes for targeted enforcement than the system it replaced. The study was peer-reviewed by independent experts. February 2014
SMS Display Changes Guidance Document

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SMS Display Changes Guidance Document This guidance document provides an overview of the proposed display changes. September 2013
Police Accident Report (PAR) Coding Test

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Police Accident Report (PAR) Coding Test This document is the Agency’s initial study that tested the coding accuracy and consistency of police accident reports (PARs) as a potential source of information for determining a carrier’s role in crashes. July 2012
Crash Weighting Research Plan

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Crash Weighting Research Plan This document is a summary of the Agency’s plans to conduct additional research and analysis to further explore the feasibility and possible approaches for creating and incorporating a crash weighting system into the Agency’s enforcement program. July 2012
Safety Measurement System (SMS) Changes: December 2012

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Safety Measurement System (SMS) Changes: December 2012 This foundational document outlines the final set of changes that were made to the Safety Measurement System in December 2012. June 2012
Proposed SMS Enhancements Foundational Document

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Proposed SMS Enhancements Foundational Document Archived! This 10-page PDF serves as the foundational document for the latest proposed SMS enhancements. October 2016