How are BASICS scored?

CSA 2010

The CSA 2010 BASICS system uses a formula that calculates scores based on time, severity, and (in some cases) inspections.

FATIGUED DRIVING BASIC AND DRIVER FITNESS BASIC

Score = TIME WEIGHT X SEVERITY WEIGHT / TIME WEIGHTED RELEVANT INSPECTIONS

Violations resulting in Out Of Service orders give an additional two points. Time weights as follows:

1-12 months 3X
12-24 months 2X
24-36 months 1X

Relevant inspections are any level 1,2,3, or 6 within the past 36 months. These inspections are also multiplied by the time weight.

Ranking:

Any driver with no violation or less than 3 inspections are removed. The remaining drivers are divided up into 3 groups:

1 - 3 inspections
2 - 4-6 inspections
3 - 7+ inspections

From there each driver is assigned a percentile rank from 0-100 with 100 being the person with the highest score.

VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND CARGO RELATED

Uses exact same methodology as above except level 3's are not relevant inspections

UNSAFE DRIVING AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES/ALCOHOL BASICS

Score = total of : TIME WEIGHT X SEVERITY WEIGHT

Each violation is given a severity weight(1-10), the time weight is:

1-12 months 3X
12-24 months 2X
24-36 months 1X

Ranking under these two BASIC's is simple, everyone with no score (no violations) is removed, and everyone else with violations is put in a percentile, with 100 being the worst (most violations).

CRASH INDICATOR

crash indicator = total of time and severity weighted applicable crashes

applicable crashes are crashes that are reportable that occured within the past 36 months. Crashes are severity weighted as follows:

Involves tow away but no injury of fatality = 1
Involves injury or fatality = 2
Involves haz-mat release = Above +1

Time weight:

0-12 months = 3X
12-24 months = 2X
24-36 months = 1X

Ranking:

Remove all drivers with no crash, and rank the remaining drivers on a scale of 0-100 with 100 being the driver with the worst crash indicator score

General Information

  • Level 2 violations are preferable to Level 1 violations
  • Level 3 violations only affect two basics
  • The top four BASIC scores are diluted by good inspections, yet the bottom three are not affected by inspections whatsoever
  • If you have a bad score in the top four BASICs you want to get as many level 2 inspections as possible. This will dilute your bad score and bring it down quick

 

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