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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
Get Road Smart: Drivers and the CSA Program, Winter 2016

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Get Road Smart: Drivers and the CSA Program, Winter 2016 This PowerPoint presentation gives an overview of the CSA program and its impact to drivers and motor carriers. January 2016
CSA Industry Briefing, Winter 2016

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CSA Industry Briefing, Winter 2016 This briefing can be used by FMCSA/State Partners or motor carrier industry to educate others about the CSA program. The presentation reviews what CSA is and why change is needed. 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
Get Road Smart BASICs Visor Card

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Get Road Smart BASICs Visor Card Get Road Smart about the BASICs with this visor card that is designed to fit easily in a driver’s truck. Order your laminated visor card by calling 1-877-254-5365. March 2015
Get Road Smart about CSA: Pocket Cards

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Get Road Smart about CSA: Pocket Cards Drivers, Get Road Smart about the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, and learn about our safety resources with this pocket-sized information card. March 2015
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
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
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
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
Overview of FMCSA’s SMS Display Enhancements and New Adjudicated Citations Policy: Webinar Slides, August 2014

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Overview of FMCSA’s SMS Display Enhancements and New Adjudicated Citations Policy: Webinar Slides, August 2014 The webinar provided FMCSA public and industry partners with information about the final enhancements to the display of information on the SMSpublic website and outlined changes to the Agency’s MCMIS being implemented to improve uniformity in inspection violation data. June 2014
Safety Measurement System (SMS) Display Changes  Industry Webinar, November 2013

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Safety Measurement System (SMS) Display Changes Industry Webinar, November 2013 Ths webinar was offered to industry stakeholders in November 2013. It provides an overview of the SMS Preview Website of the proposed SMS display changes. December 2013
FMCSA Data for Safety Stakeholders: Briefing Addendum

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FMCSA Data for Safety Stakeholders: Briefing Addendum This briefing addendum provides information about FMCSA programs and data that may be of specific interest to safety stakeholders. It should be used as an addendum to the CSA Industry Briefing. December 2012
Driver Brochure

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Driver Brochure This brochure provides information about what drivers and carriers need to know about CSA! Just print it on 8x11 paper and fold it along the middle for easy-to-carry, informational material for you and your drivers. December 2012
Driver Pocketcard

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Driver Pocketcard This pocketcard was created to inform drivers about how CSA affects them. The printable card is meant to be small in size for convenience, fitting right into your pocket, and it prints on 8x11 paper with directions for easy cutting and folding. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Response to the MTA's Top Concerns

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Response to the MTA's Top Concerns Read FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro’s June 8, 2010 response to the Minnesota Trucking Association’s (MTA) top concerns regarding the CSA program.
CVSA Presentation: Lifecycle of a Roadside Inspection Violation, April 2013

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CVSA Presentation: Lifecycle of a Roadside Inspection Violation, April 2013 Archived! Presentation given at the Commerical Vehicle Safety Alliance meeting in April 2013. The subject of the presentation was the Lifecycle of a Roadside Violation. May 2013
CSA: Proposed Changes to Improve on a Solid Foundation, June 2012

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CSA: Proposed Changes to Improve on a Solid Foundation, June 2012 Archived! This presentation was given through a series of public webinars to educate industry about proposed enhancements to SMS. July 2012
Evaluation of the CSA 2010 Operational Model Test

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Evaluation of the CSA 2010 Operational Model Test Archived! The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today (August 31, 2011) released the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) independent evaluation of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program’s Operational Model Test (Op-Model Test). UMTRI’s findings confirm that CSA substantially improves FMCSA’s enforcement and compliance model. The results confirm that the CSA model enables FMCSA and its State Partners to contact more commercial motor carriers earlier to correct safety problems and ensure compliance with safety regulations in order to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities related to commercial motor vehicles. August 2011
FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro, Minnesota Trucking Association Annual Conference

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FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro, Minnesota Trucking Association Annual Conference Archived! As written remarks for FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro, Minnesota Trucking Association Annual Conference, August 4, 2010. August 2010
Administrator Anne Ferro’s Opening Remarks

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Administrator Anne Ferro’s Opening Remarks Archived! On June 23, 2010, FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro spoke before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure about "CSA: Understanding FMCSA's New System of Motor Carrier Oversight." This video is the opening statement from her testimony. June 2010
2009 Public Listening Sessions: CSA 2010 from a Motor Carrier and Driver Perspective

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2009 Public Listening Sessions: CSA 2010 from a Motor Carrier and Driver Perspective Archived! The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) held its tenth Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010) public listening session. December 2009
2008 Public Listening Session: SMS & SFD Presentation

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2008 Public Listening Session: SMS & SFD Presentation Archived! The 2008 CSA 2010 Listening Session took place on October 16, 2008, at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, VA. Approximatley 70 participants representing industry, associations, law enforcement and government convened to hear CSA 2010 team leaders, including then FMCSA Administrator John H. Hill, give presentations about CSA 2010. October 2008
2008 Public Listening Session: Roadside Uniformity Presentation

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2008 Public Listening Session: Roadside Uniformity Presentation Archived! The 2008 CSA 2010 Listening Session took place on October 16, 2008, at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, VA. Approximately 70 participants representing industry, associations, law enforcement and government convened to hear CSA 2010 team leaders, including then FMCSA Administrator John H. Hill, give presentations about CSA 2010. October 2008