CSA 2010 Scorecard Has Been Revised
Vigillo has updated their CSA 2010 Scorecard. The changes will be effective immediately and will be taken into account even for companies that want to preview their score before the August 16th deadline. The 16th was going to be the original viewing date that the FMCSA had set, but due to the changes in the scoring companies can see their score earlier than expected. The scorecard is the main method of how the FMCSA is going to rate companies’ safety levels when CSA 2010 is put into full effect.
The way the scorecard works is that each company will be given a color coded rating that pertains to each of the 7 BASIC categories: driver fitness, unsafe driving, fatigued driving, controlled substance and alcohol, crash indicator, vehicle maintenance, and improper landing and cargo securing. The fleets will be given a score for each category and their score will determine whether or not intervention will occur. Here is the way companies will be rated:
• RED – Deficient (90% to 100%)
• YELLOW – Warning (75% to 90%)
• GREY – Under Threshold (0% to 75%)
Also, you can view a sample of this driver scorecard, offered by Vigillo to see if intervention will be required.
There are a few changes made, but the scoring will still be strict as the CSA 2010 is cracking down on driver-related violations. For example, under that CSA 2010 Severity and Point System Safety Rating for Truck Drivers, a driver caught with a leaky tire will receive a rating of 8, which is only two points under a DUI.
Other Examples of changes to the Scorecard are:
•31 new violation codes not in the previous methodology
•300 violations removed
•260 weight severity changes
•88 violation description changes
•335 violation code changes
Specific examples of how these new changes will take effect include cargo securement. Violations in the old methodology weighted cargo securement at 1 point, where with the changes such a violation is now weighted at 5 points.
Speeding violations are now tiered based on the number of miles over the limit. Previously a speeding violation was ranked at 5 points, regardless of speed. The new methodology gives 1 point for 1-5 miles over the limited, 4 points for 6-10 miles over, 7 points for 11-14 miles over, and 10 points for 15 or more miles over, and 10 points for any speeding in a construction zone. 18 of the possible 21 intervention thresholds, depending on carrier type, have been modified.
As you can see the changes to the Scorecard have created stricter guidelines toward the drivers, since 4 or 5 (depending on what type of carrier and trucker you are) of the violations are driver-related. However, the new CSA 2010 Scorecard changes do not necessarily mean that drivers will now be more likely to fall over the intervention threshold. In one testing example, a fleet had two BASICs over the intervention threshold (Drug & Alcohol & Vehicle Maintenance). Under the new methodology it had 0 BASICs over the threshold. In fact, this carrier’s Drug & Alcohol BASIC went from 91.9 to 5.9 under the new methodology.
Vigillo says that they will continue to analyze more real numbers and will be posting them on the Vigillo website. Stay tuned to this blog by subscribing in the tab on the right or check back with Vigillio frequently to keep on top of any future changes.