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The SafetyMeasurement System (SMS) DisplayEnhancements and SMS Preview
Industry WebinarsCompliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)November 2013
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Today’s Presenters
CourtneyStevensonTransportation SpecialistFMCSA
BryanPriceTransportationSpecialistFMCSA
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Today’s Objectives
Review thethree primaryobjectives forthe proposedSafety Measurement System (SMS) display changes and the associated enhancements reflected in this previewProvide an overview of the SMS Preview WebsiteOutlinetimeline for the SMSPreviewEncourage participation in the public comment/preview feedback process
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Today’s Agenda
Safety Measurement System(SMS)Improvement ProcessProposedSMS DisplayChangesSMS Display Changes Preview Website and TimelineFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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CSA’s Safety MeasurementSystem (SMS)
Provides motor carriersandother safetystakeholderswith more comprehensive, informative, and regularly updated safety performance data(see75 FR 18256)Quantifiesthe on-road safety performanceand considers prior investigation findings ofmotor carriers to prioritize enforcement resourcesIs usedto determine the safety problems that amotor carriermay exhibitMonitors whether a motor carrier’s safety problems are improving orworsening
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SMS Improvement Process
SMS is designed to be continually improved over time based on:Availability of better technology, new data, and additional analysesFeedback from enforcement and other stakeholders, including industryFMCSA will take a systematic approach to rolling out improvements(see77 FR 18298)Prioritize and package changes as neededProvidepublic previewperiod prior to implementation
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Why an SMS Preview?
Gives motorcarriers and the publican opportunity toview and commenton changes, verify data, and educate drivers BEFORE the changes are implemented and become publicly availableEnables FMCSA to make final refinements to the package of changes BEFORE publicrelease
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Proposed SMS Display Changes Objectives
NOTE: The proposed SMS display changes do not modify or change the SMS methodology itself
Provideeasier, more intuitive navigation and user-friendly features to clarify SMS’s role as a prioritization tool for CSA InterventionsProvidea “one-stop-shop” for FMCSA safety informationRetain and provide easy access to detailed information andimprovedperformance monitoringtools
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Proposed SMSDisplay Changes by Objective
Objective: Provide easier, more intuitive navigation and user-friendly features to clarify SMS’s role as a prioritization tool for CSA InterventionsChanges that meet this objective:
“Take a Tour” Feature‒ highlights enhancements to the site, and shows visitors how to locate and use particularfeaturesOverall Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) Status− displaysa summary BASIC status to better clarify if acarrier’sperformance in the individual BASICs causes it to be prioritized for aninterventionCarrier’s Measure− provides a carrier’s measure, which only considers individualperformanceSafetyEvent Groups− shows carriersafety event groups to clarify that the SMS is a relative system; makes safety event group lists available fordownload
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Proposed SMSDisplay Changes by Objective
Objective: Provide a “one-stop-shop” for FMCSA safetyinformationChangesthat meet this objective:
Safety Rating− displays a carrier’s safety ratingfrom a compliancereview issued in accordance with 49 CFR Part 385(updated daily)Licensing and Insurance−provides a carrier’s currentinsurance and authoritystatus (updated hourly)Penalties History− shows a carrier’s enforcement history including the date the case was closed, the applicable violations, and the associated fines (updated daily)
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Proposed SMSDisplay Changes by Objective
Objective: Retain and provide easy access to detailed information andimprovedperformancemonitoring toolsChanges that meet this objective:
Improved Graphs– present data in a variety of customizable displays to enhance users’ understanding of safety performance over timeInspection History− shows the total number of inspections for each carrier, as well as a breakdown of the number of inspections with and without violations
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SMS Display ChangesPreview Website
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Accessing the SMS Preview – Carriers
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Accessing the SMS Preview–Public
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SMS Preview Homepage
Introducethe Get Road SmartcampaignChoose from three sample carriers to explore the SMS display changes (availabletothe public)
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Disclaimer
Appears at the bottom of every web page and pops upevery time the searchbox is usedHas not been modified
1/11/2012
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“Take a Tour” Feature
Objective: Clarify SMS’s role as a prioritization tool for CSAInterventions
Select tosee how to locate and use particularenhancements tothe SMSWebsite
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Safety Rating and Licensing and Insurance
Objective: Provide a “one-stop-shop” for FMCSA safety information
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Overall BASIC Status
Showsoverall BASIC in status, i.e., whether a BASIC has been prioritized for interventionBASICpercentile data has been retained and is available on the BASIC Detail page
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Penalties History
Objective: Provide a “one-stop-shop” forFMCSA safetyinformation
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Accessing the BASIC Detail Page
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Measure, Safety Event Group, and Intervention Threshold
The new BASIC Detail page:Highlights a carrier’s measureDisplays anInterventionThreshold graphic that shows the carrier’s performance percentile in relation to the Intervention Threshold in thatBASICIncludes a link todownload all of the carriers in the same safety event group used to rank a carrier’s BASICpercentileDisplays investigation results, i.e., whether Serious Violations have been discovered (12 months’ worth)
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Improved Graphs
Objective: Retainand provide easy access to detailed information andimproved performancemonitoring tools
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Measure Graph
Click to expand and customize the view of this graph
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Measure Graph (Detail View)
Click to make graph smaller
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Measure vs. Percentile Graph
Click to expand graph
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Inspection Results Graph
Click to expand and customize the view of this graph
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Inspection Results Graph (Detail View)
Click to make graph smaller
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Violation Summary
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Inspection History
Objective: Retain and provideeasy access todetailedinformationandimproved performancemonitoringtools
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Investigation Results
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Carrier Registration
Includes “Carrier MCS-150 Outdated” flag based on the carrier’s MCS-150notbeing updated in the last 24 monthsIncludes“CarrierVMTOutdated” flag based on the carrier’sVehicle Miles Traveled fieldnotreflecting data from one of two previous yearsCarriers can click “Update Registration Info” to update their registration information
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SMS Display KeyTerms and Tools/Resources
Hover over key termstoview their definitions or visit the Help Center to download the “SMS Display Key Terms” glossaryClick“How to Improve”to view the “Take a Tour” feature, SMS Preview FAQs, and information on how to improve in eachBASIC
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SMS Display Changes Preview Timeline
November 5 (Public Preview)60-day comment period began with the publication of the FederalRegisterNoticeWinter 2013/Spring 2014 (Planned Timeframe)SMSpublicwebsite will beupdated with the SMS displaychanges
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FAQs
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Question:What will motor carriers and the public be able to view on the SMS Preview Website?Answer:The preview of the SMS display changes is designed to present the safety data that would be available to the public. Therefore, motor carriers and the public will be able to view safety information except for the Crash Indicator and HMCompliance BASICs, which are not available to the public.
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Question:Why is FMCSA proposing these changes to the SMS display?Answer:FMCSA is committed to transparency and to ensuring that its safety data is easily understood and accessible to a variety of stakeholders. As part of this commitment,the Agencyis proposing these changes to addressfeedback from stakeholders on how to better leverage the SMS Website to promote safety.
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Question:Does the SMS Preview include changes to the SMS methodology?Answer:No.ThisSMSPreviewis focused on the display of information on the SMS Website and does not make changes to the methodology itself. These display changes are designed to address feedback from stakeholders who want to better understand the SMS and its relationship to otherFMCSA-issuedsafetydata.
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Question:Is FMCSA considering making changes to the SMS methodology?Answer:Yes, FMCSA iscurrently consideringmaking changes to the SMS methodology.Items on the Agency’s radar include:UtilizationfactorSeverity weightsHazardous Materials (HM) Compliance BASICSafety event groups
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The Agency will apply the same systematic approach used for this SMS Preview to make improvements to the methodology.
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Question:What should motor carriers and the public do during the preview of the SMS display changes?Answer:During the SMS Preview, motor carriers and the public should:
Submit comments on the proposed SMS display changes via the Federal Docket, for instructions check out the Federal Register Notice (https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/federal-motor-carrier-safety-administration)Try out the new “Take a Tour” feature, which shows you how to locate and use particular enhancements to the siteView all of the safety informationavailable on the new Carrier Overview and BASIC Detail pagesVisit the Help Center to download the “SMS Display Key Terms” glossaryor hover overSMSdisplay termsthroughoutthePreview websiteto view their definitions
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Question:What other CSA-related initiatives are underway?Answer:FMCSA has a number of CSA-related initiatives that are underway, including:Crash Weighting ReportAdjudicated citationsCSA Effectiveness ReportSMS Effectiveness ReportSafety Fitness Determination Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
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For Additional Support and to Provide Comments
Visit the CSA Website for FAQs searchable by key wordReview the SMS Display Changes Guidance DocumentAsk questions via the CSA Website athttp://csa.fmcsa.dot.gov/CSA_Feedback.aspxor call 877-254-5365Submit comments and feedback via the Docket athttp://www.regulations.gov
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