The Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Website now features the Vehicle Maintenance Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) factsheet. This new factsheet is the fifth in a series of seven to better educate motor carriers, commercial motor vehicle drivers, and other industry stakeholders on CSA’s seven safety categories. Motor carriers and drivers can access this factsheet, as well as the other BASIC factsheets, on the Resources page.
This week the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is highlighting the Vehicle Maintenance BASIC factsheet, which describes what proper maintenance and compliance look like under Parts 393 and 396 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). Motor carriers and drivers can refer to this factsheet for information regarding the types of documents associated with this BASIC they should keep, such as Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports, and for information about how to proactively address any vehicle malfunction or maintenance problem.