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Utilizing The Crash Indicator To Reduce BACIS Scores

Utilizing The Crash Indicator To Reduce CSA Scores The following resources, Crash Countermeasures, can assist motor carriers in ways by which to improve the Crash Indicator BASIC measure. Utilizing the Safety Management Cycle will have a positive impact on the scores in your remaining six BASIC’s. Motor Carrier Management Related: Developing and Communicating Company Driver Manuals and Driver Training Aids Establishing a Carrier Safety Measurement Program Preventing Crashes Ensuring Drivers …Read More

Crash Indicator Developing Driver Manuals

Developing and Communicating Company Driver Manuals and Driver Training Aids Return to Carrier Countermeasures This countermeasure is designed to assist the motor carrier in improving safety through enhancing communication with drivers by using driver manuals and driver training aids. For additional information, see the Training and Communication Safety Management Process for all BASICs. The company driver manual is a key communication link between the company and its drivers. It establishes …Read More

Crash Indicator Carrier Safety Measurement Program

Establishing a Carrier Safety Management Program Return to Carrier Countermeasures This countermeasure is designed to assist the motor carrier in improving safe driving performance with an effective carrier safety management program. Safe driving performance is dependent on management commitment to the implementation of a formal carrier safety management program. An effective program will interact with most aspects of carrier operations and challenge the skills and knowledge of its supervisors and …Read More

Crash Indicator Preventing Crashes

Preventing Driver Related Crashes Return to Carrier Countermeasures This countermeasure is designed to assist the motor carrier in reducing vehicle crash rates by establishing a company standard for safe driving and reduce CSA Unsafe Driver BASIC. A preventable crash may be reviewed according to the following measure: If a driver who exercises normal judgment and foresight could have foreseen the possibility of the accident that in fact occurred and could …Read More

Crash Indicator Driver Qualification

Ensuring Drivers are Qualified Return to Carrier Countermeasures This countermeasure is designed to assist in improving motor carrier safety by recruiting qualified drivers and monitoring and tracking the performance and qualifications of existing drivers. For additional information, see the Driver Fitness BASIC Safety Management Cycle. The great majority of preventable crashes can be shown to be directly related to the performance of the driver. It is extremely productive for any …Read More

Crash Indicator Recognize Safe Driving

Motor Carriers Recognizing and Rewarding Safe Drivers Return to Carrier Countermeasures This countermeasure is designed to assist the motor carrier in encouraging safe driving and to improve driver awareness of safety. Safe driving recognition or incentive programs should be an integral part of a formal motor carrier safety program. Such programs identify superior driving performance and set forth the selected drivers as examples to be emulated by the rest of …Read More

Crash Indicator Prevent Safety Infractions

Reducing Driver Safety Infractions Return to Carrier Countermeasures This countermeasure is designed to assist the motor carrier in improving carrier safety performance in Unsafe Driving BASIC by providing a continuous safety training program or terminating unqualified drivers. Driving is a profession requiring skill, knowledge, physical and mental health, and character integrity. The FMCSRs require drivers be fully qualified and prohibit motor carriers from using unqualified or disqualified drivers. Drivers who …Read More

Crash Indicator Controlled Substance Alcohol

Preventing Crashes Involving Controlled Substance and/or Alcohol Use Return to Carrier Countermeasures This countermeasure is designed to assist in the prevention of crashes caused by drivers under the influence. For additional information, see the Controlled Substances and Alcohol BASIC Safety Management Cycle. It has been well documented that drivers under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances have been involved in about one-half of all fatal traffic crashes, although not …Read More

Crash Indicator Ill Or Fatigued

Ensuring Drivers Are Not Ill or Fatigued Return to Carrier Countermeasures This countermeasure is designed to assist the motor carrier in preventing crashes caused by ill or fatigued drivers by complying with FMCSRs regarding physical qualifications and Hours-of-Service (HOS) and through the use of common sense. For additional information, see Fatigued Driving and Driver Fitness BASIC Safety Management Cycles. It is widely understood how ill or fatigued drivers can be …Read More

Crash Indicator Schedules Loads Routes

Planning Schedules Loads and Routes Reduces Accidents Return to Carrier Countermeasures This countermeasure is designed to assist the motor carrier in maximizing safe driving efficiency through improving transportation logistics planning at the dispatching level. Assisting the driver with pre-trip planning avoids overburdening the driver with unusual driving conditions caused by tight schedules, weather, unusual cargo, and unfamiliar or hazardous routes that lead to accidents. This is a very important function …Read More