Recap of the 7 CSA BASICs

Don’t try to read the book (FMCSRs) from cover to cover. (ZZzzzzzzzzz)

Instead, strive to understand each of the seven BASICs and what they require.

Don’t know what a ‘BASIC‘ is?

BASIC is the acronym chosen by the FMCSA to stand for Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories. There are seven (7) total BASICs laid out under CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability). We have a specialized webinar training for 5 of the 7 BASICs, and also one that combines the Accident Prevention & Crash Indicator BASICs.

Here they are listed below with some descriptors:

Unsafe Driving – bad driving & violating state laws, which leads to crashes

Fatigued Driving – driving while tired or ill, other Hours of Service issues

Driver Fitness – driving while not medically qualified, or when CDL is suspended, revoked, or expired, or without a complete driver qualification packet

Drugs & Alcohol – driving while in possession of or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, having improper\no random D&A testing pool, missing\incomplete D&A policy

Vehicle Maintenance – when maintenance management not in place, leading to improperly-maintained fleet vehicles, likely to cause a crash or make a crash more serious

Cargo-Related – load securement issues, and HAZMAT regulations (which mostly pertain to load securement)

Crash Indicator – DOT-recordable crashes

About DOT Compliance Help Inc
Phone: 847-836-6063 web: e-mail DOT Compliance Help, Inc. is a full-service consulting firm specializing in the interpretation and execution of the regulations and guidelines set forth by the US Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. •Mission Statement• To assist our clients in establishing proper safety management controls in order to minimize accidents, injuries, and fatalities. The ultimate goals are safer roadways for the public and increased profits for our clients. Our core consulting competencies include FMCSA Assessments (mock audits), DOT compliance training (on-site and via webinar) and custom safety plans and policies. We also hold DOT compliance workshops and conferences all across the country. Utilizing a proprietary curriculum developed by our President, Mike England, our classes cover everything you need to know about the FMCSRs, how to survive your next DOT Compliance Review, and how Comprehensive safety Analysis (CSA 2010) will affect you.

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