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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
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: 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
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
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
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
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
Response to ATA's Top Concerns

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Response to ATA's Top Concerns FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro’s April 16, 2010 response to the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) top concerns regarding the CSA program.
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.
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
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
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
CSA 2010 Dispatch, October 2010

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CSA 2010 Dispatch, October 2010 Archived! Updates to the SMS and Op-Model Test lessons learned.