CSA being audited by Inspector General over data quality

By Jill Dunn on

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General has initiated an audit of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, and Accountability program.

This month, the OIG began assessing whether CSA has adequate controls to ensure the quality of the data used to evaluate carrier performance and risk. The office also will examine if the program effectively implemented enforcement interventions.

The House highways and transit subcommittee held a Sept. 13 hearing over concerns regarding CSA data and methodology. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.) then subcommittee chairman and ranking member Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) requested the OIG report on the program by Aug. 1.

The OIG will coordinate its audit with the Government Accountability Office, which was mandated in a 2011 appropriations bill to review CSA’s identification of high risk carriers. 

3 comments
ron
ron

Funny, can't get an inspector general to investigate this government giving automatic and semi auto firearms to drug runners (fast and furious), the IRS auditing individuals solely based on their beliefs or Benghazi, but this Government will investigate this branch to try and force them to hammer trucking company's harder. LEAVE US ALONE! We are already paying the majority of the expenses for the roads and every other pet project you come up with.

DOTDoctor
DOTDoctor

Good to see even they have oversight.  Will this mean better quality data or just more interventions?

BarbConley
BarbConley

This basicly means the DOT is auditing themselves- I'm SURE it will come out accurate and honest-