Vigillo updates CSA 2010
Scorecards with changes
Aug 16, 2010 10:19 AM
Vigillo LLC has updated the Vigillo CSA 2010 Scorecard with recently announced methodology changes by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Vigillo customers can now view their new scores prior to the scheduled FMCSA projected viewing date of August 16.
New methodology changes made by the FMCSA include:
•31 new violation codes not in the previous methodology •300 violations removed •260 weight severity changes
•88 violation description changes
•335 violation code changes
Examples of these new changes include areas such as cargo securement where violations in the old methodology were weighted one point are now weighted at five points. Speeding violations are now tiered based on the number of miles over the limit. Previously a speeding violation was ranked at five points. The new methodology gives one point for 1-5 miles over the limited, four points for 6-10 miles over, seven 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. Eighteen of the possible 21 intervention thresholds, depending on carrier type, have been modified.
Early comparisons between the “before and after” August 2010 revised methodology suggest an equal dose of elation and depression. Some examples: Under the previous methodology one fleet with 1,100 power units was over the intervention threshold in Vehicle Maintenance & Driver Fitness. It is now over the intervention threshold in Cargo Securement as well. Another fleet had two BASICs over the intervention threshold (Drug & Alcohol & Vehicle Maintenance). Under the new methodology it now has zero BASICs over the threshold. In fact, this carrier’s Drug & Alcohol BASIC went from 91.9 to 5.9 under the new methodology.
Steve Bryan, chief executive officer of Vigillo, said, “We are just hitting the tip of the iceberg with these new changes, but as we analyze more real numbers we will be posting them several times a day on our blog.”
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