As a trucking service company, you are subject to rigorous federal scrutiny by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT). A key aspect of this oversight is your company’s ISS (Inspection Selection System) Score. This score was developed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and is designed to help roadside commercial vehicle enforcement officers make quick decisions on whether a commercial vehicle should be inspected. The ISS Score is based on a combination of the 7 Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASIC’s) and is a single number that falls between 0 and 100. Just like in the game of golf, the lower the number the better. The ISS ratings are split into 3 categories:

  • Pass: 0-49, meaning roadside inspections are not warranted
  • Optional: 50-74, meaning more frequent roadside inspections are warranted
  • Inspect: 75-100, meaning inspections are required whenever an officer spots one of your trucks

The information provided in the report can be hard to interpret and understand. But failing to do so and take corrective actions based on the insights it contains can lead to severe penalties and increased insurance rates. Plus, a high ISS Score will result in increased stops by transportation authorities, which could ultimately result in a complete shutdown of your operations.

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At SWZ, we offer a Safety Compliance Organization Risk Exhibit (SCORE) Report to help you understand your ISS Score and Safety Rating, and act on it accordingly.

The complimentary SWZ SCORE report includes:

  • A clear and concise summary of the ISS Score and FMCSA Safety Rating
  • A detailed description of any non-compliance issues flagged
  • A customized roadmap with clear recommendations to help you meet the requirements

The SWZ SCORE report is free of charge and comes with no obligation to continue service with SWZ. However, should you choose to stay on as a client, you will continue to receive this report as part of our service package. With that, you get regular oversight that ensures you:

  • Maintain compliance with stringent USDOT regulations
  • Address potential safety issues before they become a problem
  • Keep insurance costs down

Why SWZ:

SWZ is a premier retail insurance broker that delivers the best insurance solutions at the most competitive premiums available in the industry. Specializing in the transportation and trucking, agribusiness, oil and gas, hospitality, and concrete industries, we tailor our offerings to the unique risks, operational challenges, and regulatory requirements unique to each sector. Beyond providing comprehensive insurance coverage, we also offer legal services and safety and compliance support. In fact, we are the only retail insurance broker in the nation with a full, in-house legal department, which allows us to deliver more holistic protection and guidance for your business. With a 40-year history and a 98% client retention rate, SWZ is nationally recognized for treating clients like a VIP—serving as a trusted partner to help them achieve safer, more efficient operations.