Driver Scorecard: Drivers

The Driver Scorecard is designed to give you a quick, easy to understand visual summary of your safety record under CSA. The Driver Scorecard allows you to view the summary and detail of all seven BASICs along with your safety event history and detail. 

The Driver Scorecard shows percentiles in each of the seven CSA BASICs, inspection and violation details and a visual timeline of safety events. The Driver Scorecard follows the FMCSA's Driver Safety Measurement System (DSMS) methodology which includes three years of activity. 

NOTE:  Driver Scorecards are updated monthly and will reflect data as of the most recent SMS Snapshot Date. 


Viewing and Filtering

Snapshot Date

  • The snapshot date, also known as the data capture date, is the last day of the 3-year period upon which driver scores are based.  

FMCSA Data Updates

  • The FMCSA data last checked date reflects the most recent date when FMCSA safety event data was updated for new information. 

SMS Assessment

The FMCSA's Safety Measurement System SMS assesses driver performance in the following seven Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories BASICs

  • Unsafe Driving

  • Hours-of-Service (HOS) Compliance

  • Driver Fitness

  • Controlled Substances (Drugs/Alcohol)

  • Vehicle Maintenance

  • Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance 

  • Crash Indicator 


Driver BASICs Summary Chart  

On the bar chart, the seven BASICs are listed across, with each having a percentile score ranging from zero (best) to 100 (worst) or providing other information.  

On the far right of the Percentile Rank by BASICs is your Daylight Driver Index (DDI).  

NOTE: Under the CSA methodology, the Crash Indicator BASIC does not consider fault or preventability of crash.  All DOT-reportable crashes count towards your crash count even if you are not at fault.

Percentile Rank

The Driver BASIC Summary shows bar graphs with BASICs percentiles from worst (100%) to best (0%)

Insufficient Data

The CSA Methodology has "data sufficiency thresholds" that a driver has to meet before he/she can be given a percentile rank.  If you do not have the minimum number of violations and/or relevant inspections in any specific BASIC, you will not be given a score.  

In other words, a driver with a percentile rank of "insufficient data" may indeed have inspections and violations. You can see the inspections and violations by reviewing the Safety Event Details Section below.  ​

Daylight Driver Index™ (DDI)

Vigillo’s proprietary Daylight Driver Index™ (DDI) provides motor carriers and drivers with a single number that describes an individual driver’s FMCSA record using CSA data.

By BASIC Section

This section shows more detailed information about how each of the seven BASICs are calculated. The BASICs are listed from worst to best (as in the Summary Section above). 

Relevant Inspection 

"A relevant inspection is one where the roadside inspector reviewed a particular area for evidence of violations (not all inspection types/levels look at all areas)." according to the FMCSA website.  

Driver violations found in a vehicle only inspection, or vehicle violations found in a driver only inspection are removed from DSMS calculations. 

BASIC Measure 

Generally speaking, BASIC Measure is the raw score for the driver in this BASIC.  

CSA Percentile Rank 

Percentile Rank scores the driver on a national level for the corresponding BASIC. Within a percentile rank, 100% is the worst possible score and 0% is the best possible score.  


Safety Event History

The Safety Event History shows past 36 months of driver activity. More recent events are on the right and older event are on the left. Safety events are color coded: Green indicates a clean inspection, red indicates a crash, etc. as the legend indicates.  

Safety Event Details Section

The Safety Event Details section shows details first for Crashes, and then for Inspections and Violations.  

Crash Severity Weight

According to the FMCSA's CSA website, "Crash Severity Weight places more weight on crashes with more severe consequences."  

  • Crash involving tow-away but no injury or fatality = 1 Crash Severity Weight

  • Crash involving injury or fatality = 2 Crash Severity Weight

  • Crash involving a Haz Mat release = Crash Severity Weight (from above) + 1

Inspections and Violations

This section lists detailed inspection data with the most recent event on top. 


Violation Severity Weight

According to the FMCSA's CSA website, "each violation is assigned a severity weight that reflects its relevance within its BASIC to crash risk.  Crash risk is defined as the risk of crashes occurring and the consequences of the crash after it occurs.  The violation severity weights are converted into a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 represents the lowest crash risk and 10 represents the highest crash risk relative to the other violations in the BASIC."  NOTE: Violation severity weights cannot be compared or added meaningfully across the BASICs.


Time Weight

Under CSA, more recent safety events have a heavier time-weighting.  

Time Weight under Driver Safety Management System (DSMS): 

  • 0 - 12 months = 3X 

  • 13 - 24 months = 2X 

  • 25 - 36 months = 1X 

Time Weight under Carrier Safety Management System (CSMS): 

  • 0 - 6 months = 3X 

  • 7 - 12 months = 2X 

  • 13 - 24 months = 1X