Inspection Root Cause Scorecard

This section uncovers the causes and estimated cost of inspections across your entire fleet or by individual driver. Get detailed information and timelines about specific driver history, focusing on the root causes for inspections and the outcomes those inspections create—from CSA points, driver-controllable behavior to time and money lost.  


Key features of the Inspection Root Cause Scorecard:

  • Allows you to know why a driver is being inspected
  • See costs associated with driver’s inspections
  • Spot trends in driver inspection and violation history
  • Focus on why inspections are occurring 

What is the ISS-D Score?

From the FMCSA: 

The Inspection Selection System (ISS-D) is a decision-aid for commercial vehicle roadside driver/vehicle safety inspections, which guides safety inspectors in selecting vehicles for inspection. 

ISS Inspection Value

The ISS Inspection Value is based on the motor carrier's safety performance data. In the case when there is sufficient motor carrier safety performance data available, the value is assigned from information derived from SafeStat results, which reviews safety performance in areas of crash history, inspection history, driver history, and safety management experience. When a motor carrier has little information on file, the ISS Inspection Value is based on an 'Insufficient Data Algorithm', which determines the inspection value by weighting the carrier size and the number of past inspections. 

ISS Recommendation

The ISS Inspection Value forms the basis for the ISS recommendation. The recommendation ranges from 'Inspect', for motor carriers with poor safety performance in one or more Safety Evaluation Areas (SEAs) and for carriers with little or no safety data, to 'Pass' for carriers with good safety performance data. The three recommendations are listed below.

Recommendation based on ISS Inspection Value: 

  • 75-100 - Inspect (inspection warranted) 
  • 50-74 - Optional (may be worth a look) 
  • 1-49 - Pass (no inspection required) 

Basis for Recommendation: The Basis for Recommendation describes the method that was used to calculate the ISS Inspection Value. There are two methods for calculating an ISS inspection value: 

  • The "Safety" method assigns this recommendation based on SafeStat results, which applies to carriers with sufficient safety performance data. 
  • The "Insufficient Data" method is based on an 'Insufficient Data Algorithm', which applies to carriers that have little or no safety performance data available.