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How are BASICS scored?

Angela Reed - 10/14/2021

How are BASICS scored? 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 […]

How does violation history impact a carriers CSA 2010 scores? SMS scores under CSA 2010 are affected by violations by drivers who are actively working for a company.  The scores of trucking companies will not be affected by the violations of drivers before they worked for them or after a driver is no longer working for […]

What is a PSP or Pre-Employment Screening? The Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010) is a new initiative to improve the safety of large trucks and buses, and minimize accidents on the road. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will facilitate the collection of information to address potential safety issues before an accident occurs. Part of […]

What are BASICS scores under CSA 2010? The Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010) is a new federal program that regulates safe driving habits in the commercial trucking industry. The mission of CSA 2010 is to prevent motor vehicle crashes before they happen. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will educate and regulate drivers through […]

What are the interventions possible under CSA 2010? There are 3 categories of CSA 2010 interventions.  Each category has its own distinct intervention steps. The CSA 2010 categories are: Early Contact Investigation Follow-On Early Contact Warning Letter Carrier Access to Safety Data and Measurement Targeted roadside Inspections Investigation Offsite Investigation Onsite Investigation –Focused Onsite Investigation – […]

How does CSA 2010 work?

Angela Reed - 10/14/2021

How does CSA 2010 work? The CSA 2010 program combines and tracks a variety of information about trucking companies, company truck drivers, and owner operators.  The CSA 2010 point system is then used to determine the safety risks associated with the company or driver and help determine what disciplinary interventions (if any) should be taken. […]

What should I understand about CSA 2010? Compliance, Safety, Accountability 2010 (CSA 2010) is a new safety program being implemented by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). It is FMCSA’s newest operational model, and is expected to help reduce the amount of accidents, injuries, and fatalities involving commercial motor vehicles. CSA 2010 rules don’t […]

What are the highest paying trucking jobs? If you are thinking about working in the trucking industry, it’s only natural to wonder  – “How much does a truck driver make?” When it comes to the highest paying trucking jobs are, it depends highly on where they are, and what it takes to qualify for these […]

What types of jobs for truck drivers are available? Trucking jobs are broken down into where drivers deliver the freight. Typically, new drivers in truck driving jobs start as an OTR (Over the Road) truck driver until they have experience. OTR truck drivers are out over the road for long periods of time.  Many truck drivers […]

What are the weight restrictions on semi trucks? In 1973, in response to the many dangers posed by trucks, Congress passed a bill which set a number of restrictions on trucks. These rules apply to both large trucking companies and small owner operator businesses. The action was intended to make trucks safer for the truck […]