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FMCSA's Drive for Safer Roads

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has long been at the forefront of ensuring the safety of the nation's roadways. With over 620,000 regulated carriers and millions of vehicles traversing our highways, their task is a fundamental one. However, a numbers problem has persisted over the years, with FMCSA conducting inspections on only around 3 million vehicles annually.

To bridge this gap, they've had to rely on the presence of law enforcement agencies to encourage compliance with the rules, employing various tactics such as:

  • Roadside Inspections
  • Enforcement Blitzes
  • Compliance Reviews

With approximately 12,000 investigations taking place each year, the FMCSA is making strides to use its resources more effectively to identify less safe motor carriers.

Industry specialists featured in this discussion:

  • Host, Sean Garney, Co-Director at Scopelitis Transportation Consulting
  • Co-Host, Steve Keppler, Co-Director at Scopelities Transportation Consulting
  • Guest, Bert Mayo, Vice President of Risk Solutions at TrueNorth Companies

About the TN Truck Thought Podcast​

The TN Truck Thought podcast keeps transportation leaders of today and tomorrow in-the-know on the hottest industry trends. Our specialists get to the bottom of challenging, and sometimes controversial, transportation topics to offer insight and predictions.

The TN Truck Thought podcast is hosted by Sean Garney of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting and produced by TrueNorth Companies.


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