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FMCSA - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Adminstration

CSA - Compliance, Safety, Accountability

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SMS - Safety Measurement System SMS - Safety Measurement System

How does SMS BASIC Status Relate to Crashes?

FMCSA is committed to public safety and continues to identify high-risk motor carriers for early intervention. As part of this commitment, FMCSA conducted an SMS Effectiveness Test (ET) that evaluates the SMS as a workload prioritization tool identifying motor carriers with potential safety problems. The Agency used the SMS ET to assess many of the proposed enhancements to the SMS. The two bar graphs below show updated results from this test that reflect the proposed enhancements. The graphs detail the overall crash rates of truck and bus companies prioritized for intervention in relation to the Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs).

To learn more about how these proposed enhancements will improve the SMS’ effectiveness, review the Foundational Document.


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