Audit Risk Monitor (ARM) Service

Overview of the Audit Risk Monitor Service

Foley’s Audit Risk Monitor (“ARM”) is emailed to subscribed Customers on a periodic basis to provide a single summary of:

Understanding The Foley Compliance Score

The Foley Compliance Score measures the Customer’s level of compliance with applicable regulations based on the number of compliant drivers divided by total active drivers. Compliant drivers are determined based on open alerts within Customer’s account in the Foley Platform related to Customer’s DOT compliance Services with Foley.


ARM_Checkbox.PNGmark on Customer’s Foley Compliance Score indicates that Customer’s drivers have no open alerts in the Foley Platform for Customer’s subscribed programs

A ARM_Warning.PNG  mark on Customer’s Foley Compliance Score indicates that at least one of Customer’s drivers has an open alert within the Foley Platform and Customer should login to the Foley Platform to view and manage the alert(s) impacting each driver’s compliance.

The Current Compliance Score Snapshot shows the percentage of Customer’s active drivers who are compliant in the Foley Platform compared to the Customer’s total number of active drivers in the Foley Platform. Foley also provides the total number of Customer’s drivers that are non-compliant based on the driver(s)’ status in the Foley Platform.


***Coming soon*** - The Compliance Score Trends illustrate Customer’s compliance performance, based on the amount of Customer alerts in the Foley Platform, from the date ARM is sent to Customer. A full breakdown of alerts that make up the Foley compliance score can be found in our Alerts and Notification Knowledge Article.


Understanding the FMCSA's BASIC Measurement

The FMCSA’s Safety Management System (“SMS”) assesses motor carrier on-road performance and compliance by organizing violation data into seven Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (“BASICs”).

  • Unsafe Driving
  • Crash Indicator
  • Hours of-Service Compliance
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Controlled Substances/Alcohol
  • Hazardous Materials Compliance (HM)
  • Driver Fitness

The FMCSA uses the SMS to identify carriers with potential safety problems for “interventions” as part of the Agency’s compliance enforcement program called Compliance, Safety, Accountability (“CSA”). An “intervention” is an action used by FMCSA to encourage or enforce compliance with Federal regulations. Types of interventions include warning letters, roadside inspections, and other investigations (such as audits).

The SMS calculations form the FMCSA’s BASIC Measurements, which are described in detail at FMCSA's SMS Methodology Guide. Data for each BASIC Measurement is updated once a month by the FMCSA and Foley processes this data in real-time. Foley extracts the BASIC Measurement data and makes it easier to understand, enabling Customers to take appropriate action to meet their compliance goals. Each monthly summary in ARM will address violations that occurred (approximately) within the last 24 months. The lower the BASIC Measurement value, the better the carrier’s safety performance. The the BASIC Measurement value the higher the risk is for an FMCSA intervention.


ARM_Checkbox.PNGmark placed on a BASIC Measure on the Foley ARM indicates that either no inspections were conducted or no violations were found by FMCSA for that BASIC category for the Customer’s DOT number during approximately the preceding twenty-four (24) months, as of the by Foley to the Customer.

A ARM_Warning.PNGmark placed on a BASIC Measure on the Foley ARM indicates a presence of one or more violations for that BASIC category for the Customer’s DOT number during the preceding twenty-four (24) months. If Customer receives this warning,


Understanding the ARM Inspection Summary

Additionally, ARM provides an Inspection Summary which gives Customer an understanding of its compliance status regarding Out-of-Service violation orders by the FMCSA assigned to Customer’s DOT number. An Out-of-Service order signifies a serious violation by the FMCSA resulting in a driver and/or vehicle pulled out of service by the FMCSA. The Inspection Summary compares the number and type of Out-of-Service (“OOS”) violations the FMCSA has assigned to Customer’s DOT number against total number of FMCSA inspections that occurred for Customer’s DOT number, within the last 24 months. It also compares the number of OOS violations the FMCSA has assigned to Customer’s DOT number against the national average number of OOS violations, within the last approximate 24 months.  The OOS rate is displayed as a percentage against the total number of respective inspections. 


Finally, the Inspection Summary also provides Customer with the number of total inspections performed by the FMCSA associated with Customer’s DOT number (measured as of the date of the previous Foley ARM  through the date that the current ARM email is sent to Customer).




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