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December 26, 2018

Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories – BASICs

Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs) are the categories of safety standards with scores given to each motor carrier as part of the FMCSA’s Safety Management System (SMS) to determine if they are properly following all safety regulations. The seven categories are:

  • Unsafe driving
  • Crash indicators
  • Hours-of-service compliance
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Controlled substances/alcohol
  • Hazardous materials compliance
  • Driver fitness

Your CSA score is based on a percentile of your company’s safety violations compared to a national average of similar violations under these main categories. The scores range from 0 to 100, and the higher the percentile, the worse the score.

How We Can Help:

If your BASICs scores are high, you could be faced with a compliance review. Give us a call to learn how we can help you keep your BASICs scores low and stay compliant with the FMCSA.

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