The FMCSA's online SMS website provides an assessment of a motor carrier's on-road performance and investigation results within the Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs). Assessments cover 24 months of activity and results are updated monthly.
A yellow warning symbol, indicates that motor carrier exceeds the FMCSA intervention threshold based upon roadside data and/or has been cited with one or more serious violations within the past 12 months during an investigation. As a result, a motor carrier may be prioritized for an intervention action and roadside inspection.
How to check your SMS Score?
STEP 1: Go to the FMCSA SMS website: https://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/SMS/
STEP 2: Enter your US DOT number.
The FMCSA's Safety Measurement System (SMS) calculates a measure for each Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement category. The measure is then used to assign a ranking, or percentile, for each motor carrier that has information that could be compared against other similar carriers.
The SMS score percentile is computed on a 0-100 scale, with 100 indicating the worst performance and 0 indicating the best performance. The higher your SMS score is the worst your safety performance is. The carrier in the group with the highest measure will be at the 100th percentile, while the carrier with the lowest measure in the group will be at the 0 percentile.
WARNING: If your SMS profile has one or more yellow warning symbols than you are at risk to be investigated by the FMCSA. Safety investigations and a poor safety track record may result in civil fines, out-of-service orders, and insurance cancellations.
See Sample SMS Profile Below:
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