FMCSA schedules Feb. 9 meeting for motor carrier efficiency project


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host an industry capabilities meeting for an upcoming project to be called “The Motor Carrier Efficiency Study” on Feb. 9 in Miami. The purpose of the meeting is to gather input from the wireless and trucking industries on the congressionally directed effort.

Specifically, FMCSA seeks to obtain information relative to supply-chain management and wireless technology capabilities to improve safety and productivity of motor carrier freight transportation, including intermodal operations, cross-border movements and points of freight interchange. “The Motor Carrier Efficiency Study” — as specified in Section 5503 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users transportation authorization legislation — should address the following areas:

  • Identification of inefficiencies in transportation of freight;
  • Evaluation of safety, productivity and increased cost savings that may be achieved through use of wireless technologies to address the inefficiencies in the transportation of freight; and
  • Conducting of field tests demonstrating how wireless technologies will improve inefficiencies.
  • To register for the event and for additional details, go to the Federal Business Opportunities website at