FMCSA regards the Unsafe Driving and the Crash Indicator BASICs as two of the three most critical of the seven Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories in its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program.

This whitepaper explains the mechanics of these BASIC's and how to improve safety scores through driver performance and internal safety processes. You will learn:

  • How to improve your Inspection Selection System (ISS) scores, including strategies to reduce speeding and recklessness
  • How improvement in these two BASICs begins with a strong safety culture at the motor carrier
  • How certain crashes can be removed from FMCSA consideration in calculating carrier safety scores
  • How combining thorough hiring practices with a progressive disciplinary policy produces good results