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SMS Methodology

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SMS Methodology Version 3.0.8 of the SMS includes 12 additional violations to align with recent changes to FMCSA’s roadside inspection software and continuously improve the consistency of data in our systems. These violations were applied retroactively in the SMS with the July 28, 2017 snapshot. August 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
Introduction to the Safety Measurement System, Version 3.0, March 2013

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Introduction to the Safety Measurement System, Version 3.0, March 2013 This 58 slide PowerPoint presentation gives a very detailed overview of how the Safety Measurement System works. It also touches on most other things related to CSA in less depth. March 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
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
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
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
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
Review of Wells Fargo Equity Research Report on Compliance, Safety, Accountability

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Review of Wells Fargo Equity Research Report on Compliance, Safety, Accountability This article contains FMCSA's review Wells Fargo Equity Research Report on the agency’sCSA program. Accompanying FMCSA’s review is a letter from FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro to CVSA President, David Palmer, who requested an FMCSA review of the Wells Fargo report. Both the letter and the review support the CSA program and refute the findings contained in the Wells Fargo report. March 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
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.
Industry Office Poster

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Industry Office Poster High-level overview of CSA on a one-page poster.
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.
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
CSA Presentation to Small Business Administration, February 2012

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CSA Presentation to Small Business Administration, February 2012 Archived! Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator Anne Ferro and members of her staff participated in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Transportation Safety Roundtable to highlight Compliance, Safety, Accountability’s (CSA) positive impact on safety. March 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