FMCSA adds 12 new roadside inspection violations to CSA math
Posted August 10, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) revised its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Safety Measurement System (SMS) methodology to include 12 new roadside inspection violations.
In Version 3.08 of the “Safety Measurement System (SMS) Methodology: Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) Prioritization Status,” the agency added the following:
|BASIC||Section||Violation Description||Severity Weight|
|Unsafe Driving||392.16B||Operating a property-carrying commercial motor vehicle while all other occupants are not properly restrained.||7|
|Vehicle Maintenance||393.75B-OOS||Tire-front tread depth less than 2/32 of inch on a major tread groove||8|
|393.75C-OOS||Tire-other tread depth less than 1/32 of inch measured in 2 adjacent major tread grooves||8|
|393.75F-SPEED||Operating a CMV at speeds exceeding the speed-restriction label of the tire.||8|
|393.75G-LOAD||Weight carried exceeds tire load limit||3|
|393.75I1||Operating a CMV while weight carried exceeds tire rating due to under-inflation||3|
|Controlled Substances/Alcohol||392.4A-POS||Driver on duty and in possession of a narcotic drug / amphetamine||10|
|392.4A-UI||Driver on duty and under the influence of, or using a narcotic drug / amphetamine, which renders the driver incapable of safe operation||10|
|392.5A2-DETECT||Driver having any measured alcohol concentration, or any detected presence of alcohol while on duty, or operating, or in physical control of a CMV||5|
|392.5A2-POS||Driver having possession of alcohol while on duty, or operating, or in physical control of a CMV||3|
|392.5A2-UI||Operating a CMV while under the influence of an intoxicating beverage regardless of its alcohol content||5|
|Hazardous Materials Compliance||180.3||Represent a package as meeting a specification that does not meet a specification||8|
These new violations were applied retroactively in the SMS with the July 28, 2017 snapshot.
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