The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has decided not to use a new method developed by academics to measure the safety of motor carriers. The regulatory agency instead wants to update its current Safety Measurement System (SMS).
The existing SMS analyzes data from crash reports and roadside inspections to assess whether a motor carrier or commercial driver needs safety interventions. It is the main assessment tool in the FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, which aims to prevent commercial vehicle crashes, crash injuries, and crash fatalities. Read More →