It was established to provide the National Safety Code (NSC) administrators with an overview of a commercial carrier's record and the ability to review current and past performances. Its administration calls for inter-jurisdictional exchange of information and implies a coordination of carrier operations.
Safety performance rating
The carrier profile system collects information on the driving experience of each NSC carrier. This information is the basis for measuring each carrier's safety performance rating by examining the following average thresholds per fleet:
|Average Fleet Size||Conviction Points||Accident Points||Inspection Points|
|5 to 7||3.79||0.9||1.68|
|8 to 10||3.14||0.72||0.93|
|1 to 20||2.69||0.57||0.62|
Infraction points system
Safety ratings are based on a points system, with carriers assigned points for each safety infraction on their record. The number of points for each infraction depends on its severity. For each carrier, if the total number of points reaches or exceeds a 40% threshold level of the total points allowed, the carrier enters into the Compliance Review Program (CRP) and may be subject to a facility audit.
Random safety reviews
Carriers can be randomly selected for safety reviews at any time. This means carriers who are not at 85% of the maximum allowed for convictions, at-fault accidents, or on-road inspections could still be subject to a safety review.