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FMCSA's Drive for Safer Roads

posted by TrueNorth Transportation on Thursday, December 7, 2023

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) primary objective is to ensure the safety of the nation's roadways. With over ten million commercial motor vehicles traveling the nation’s highways, the task is considerable.

The Problem:

A numbers problem has persisted over the years, with the FMCSA only able to complete compliance reviews, interventions, and inspections on only a fraction of the motor carriers that operate in the US. All in all, the FMCSA is only able to conduct compliance reviews, interventions, or inspections on less than 2% of the motor carriers each year.

A Shift in Safety Fitness Determination:

Recognizing the need for a more effective approach to identifying less safe motor carriers, the FMCSA is considering a fundamental shift in its safety fitness determination process.

TrueNorth’s Vice President of Risk Solutions, Bert Mayo has transitioned from a career in driving to offering risk solution strategies for drivers. Bert is passionate about sharing how compliance ratings and scores can significantly affect drivers and their livelihoods. In the latest TTT Podcast, Bert, along with Steve & P Sean of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, discuss how the potential safety fitness ratings could impact the way motor carriers are underwritten by insurance companies and how the rating can impact a motor carrier’s ability to operate and do business.

For more information on this topic, listen to our TTT Podcast wherever you get your podcasts.

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