The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established within the U.S. Department of Transportation with the objective to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities related to commercial motor vehicles.

BASICs stands for Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories. These categories are used to quantify performance of carriers and drivers.

  • Unsafe Driving
    Operation of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in a careless or reckless manner such as speeding or improper lane change.
  • Hours-of-Service (HOS) Compliance
    Operation of CMVs while sick, fatigued, or exceeding Hours-Of-Service (HOS) regulations.
  • Driver Fitness
    Driving a CMV without a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) or unqualified due to medical issues.
  • Controlled Substances/Alcohol
    Driving a CMV under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or possession of illegal drugs.
  • Vehicle Maintenance
    Failure to properly maintain or repair a CMV.
  • Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance
    Unsafe or improper handling of hazardous materials on a CMV.
  • Crash Indicator
    Based on information from state sources on crash history or patterns of crash involvement.

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