Users of Vigillo’s CSA 2010 Scorecards have been updated to new methodology

Nearly one thousand changes to methodology dramatically affect CSA 2010 BASIC scores

Portland, Oregon—August 11, 2010—Vigillo LLC, creators of data mining software products designed to aggregate, organize and deliver complex fleet safety information in an easy-to-read scorecard format, today announced it has updated the Vigillo CSA 2010 Scorecard with FMCSA’s recently announced methodology changes. Vigillo customers can now view their new scores prior to the scheduled FMCSA projected viewing date of August 16.

The new methodology changes made by the FMCSA include:

  • 31 new violation codes not in the previous methodology
  • 300 violations removed
  • 260 weight severity changes
  • 88 violation description changes
  • 335 violation code changes

Examples of these new changes include areas such as cargo securement where violations in the old methodology were weighted 1 point are now weighted at 5 points. Speeding violations are now tiered based on the number of miles over the limit. Previously a speeding violation was ranked at 5 points. The new methodology gives 1 point for 1-5 miles over the limited, 4 points for 6-10 miles over, 7 points for 11-14 miles over and 10 points for 15 or more miles over, and 10 points for any speeding in a construction zone. 18 of the possible 21 intervention thresholds, depending on carrier type, have been modified.

“These are game changing moves the FMCSA has made,” stated Steve Bryan, CEO of Vigillo. ”Because we have the ability to make these changes with relative ease, our 1800 customers are now being scored using the new methodology and can view their new scores now – versus waiting until the official FMCSA release date of August 16. Perhaps the significance here is not in the fact that our customers are getting a bit of an advantage but in the fact that nearly 1,000 changes have been made to what was CSA 2010 and we incorporate those changes to reflect what will be CSA 2010, and make them in less than 24 hours.

“Because we made the changes so rapidly, we can now start running sophisticated analytics using real customer data (not ‘estimates’) to see exactly how these changes will impact our customers and the industry as a whole.”

Early comparisons between the “before and after” August 2010 revised methodology suggest an equal dose of elation and depression. Some examples: Under the previous methodology one fleet with 1100 power units was over the intervention threshold in Vehicle Maintenance & Driver Fitness. They’re now over the intervention threshold in Cargo Securement as well. Another fleet had two BASIC’s over the intervention threshold (Drug & Alcohol & Vehicle Maintenance). Under the new methodology they now have zero BASIC’s over the threshold. In fact, this carrier’s Drug & Alcohol BASIC went from 91.9 to 5.9 under the new methodology.

“We are just hitting the tip of the iceberg with these new changes but as we analyze more real numbers we will be posting them several times a day on our blog.” http://

About Vigillo LLC
Founded in 2007 by a team of statisticians and nimble software engineers with a talent for deciphering complex information and delivering it in an at-a-glace scorecard format, Vigillo specializes in taking copious amounts of data and turning it into factually reliable and usable information. Leading the industry in trend-setting concepts for fleet safety and business compliance issues for the U.S. commercial transportation industry, Vigillo’s CSA 2010 Scorecard is the most widely used CSA 2010 reporting system in the industry today. Operating on the philosophy of “if you can measure it, you can manage it,” Vigillo presents data in such a way that companies can quickly and clearly understand and address their most critical safety and compliance issues. For more information on Portland, Oregon-based Vigillo, visit

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