Crash Indicator BASIC

FMCSA clarifies how to submit crash preventability review requests for pilot program

For the crash preventability program, carriers need to select “Crash could not be prevented” in DataQs, ensure that the crash occurred after June 1, 2017, and select an eligible crash type. If a preventable crash ruling is changed to non-preventable, the crash is removed from a carriers' CSA score.

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Owner-operators can dispute certain crash rulings in CSA beginning next week

Crashes deemed to be non-preventable during the pilot program will still appear in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability Safety Measurement System, but will have a note stating FMCSA reviewed the crash and determined it was non-preventable. 

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Crashes and interventions: CSA’s crash flaw

Independent owner-operators have the lowest rate of truck-involved crashes but are far more likely to be put out of service than drivers for carriers with 500 or more trucks, which have a higher crash rate.

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Prompt updates to fleet data can help scores

Use the MCS-150 form to update annual vehicle-miles-traveled and total power unit data for your fleet, measurements you have control over and which figure in Unsafe Driving and Crash Indicator BASIC measures.

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Exposed

A new program sheds intense light on driver crash and inspection records. For good drivers, safety equals bargaining power for pay.

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