Truck drivers carry safety to the road—lives and livelihoods depend on it. Through its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) helps drivers and motor carriers, including owner-operators, improve safety performance and compliance to help make sure everyone gets home safely.


Safety compliance means safer roads for everyone. FMCSA uses the Safety Measurement System (SMS) to assess compliance by analyzing safety data from roadside inspections, crash reports, and investigations to identify and intervene with motor carriers that pose the greatest risk to safety.




The official name for a truck driver's CSA score is SMS (Safety Measurement System). To view the SMS points for the various violations choose one of the categories below. It is up to you to keep your safety record accurate.

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Every violation which is cited on a DOT inspection has been assigned a violation point value [1-10]. If a violation appears on the Driver/Vehicle Examination Report most points are assigned to the CDL truck driver CSA score.

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