FMCSA’s public posting of CSA BASIC Measures on March 72016 causes confusion for carrier selection decision makers, Vigillo clears it up.

Portland, Oregon– March 21, 2016— Vigillo LLC, creators of the transportation industry’s most advanced big data and data mining software products, today announced the Vigillo BASIC Measure Analyzer, as a new feature of Carrier Select™ and is now included for all Carrier Select subscribers.

“After removal of BASIC percentile scores and Alerts from public view on December 4, 2015 the FMCSA has in accordance with the FAST Act (Highway Bill) now posted the BASIC Measures on over 500,000 motor carriers back in the public view,” said Steve Bryan, CEO of Vigillo. “These Measures introduce new complexity to the brokers, shippers, and insurers who depend on that information to make informed decisions on carrier selection and risk management.”

“BASIC Measures are very difficult to use in a meaningful way,” explained Bryan. “BASIC Measures range from zero to 172 today across the five previously public BASICs.  But Measures cannot be used to compare carriers across BASICs, nor can Measures be used to compare carriers within a BASIC unless you have a deep understanding of the CSA methodology and the construction of Safety Event Groups. We all know CSA percentile scores had their issues, but Measures alone are little understood and fraught with the peril of misuse”.

In response to the new CSA BASIC Measures going public, Vigillo created the BASIC Measure Analyzer to provide the analysis needed to make Measures meaningful. Users of Carrier Select can now access the Measure Analyzer as an added feature to accurately apply the Measures to their own custom BASIC thresholds and get a Green light/Red light returned instantly, and automatically updated each month on the hundreds or thousands of motor carriers they work with.

“Bottom line, the FMCSA complied with the language of the FAST Act, but using BASIC Measures as the new way to use CSA is a very risky proposition for all parties concerned. The new Carrier Select Measure Analyzer feature will make sense of this and provide the insight necessary to make informed, decisions on carrier selection.”

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-glance 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 Suite of CSA Scorecards is the most widely used CSA 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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