Is FMCSA Changing “Safety Measurement System” Good or Bad For You?

Caution: Wide Right
Caution: Wide Right
Is FMCSA Changing "Safety Measurement System" Good or Bad For You?

FMCSA proposes to make seven major changes to Safety Measurement System (SMS). These changes include:

  1. Reorganized and updated safety categories (BASICs), including new segmentation
  2. Consolidated and group violations, including adding 14 not in the SMS
  3. Simplified violation severity weights
  4. Proportionate percentiles instead of safety event groups
  5. Improved Intervention Thresholds
  6. Greater focus on recent violations, and
  7. Updated Utilization Factor

Let’s break these down.