FMCSA schedules Feb. 9 meeting for motor carrier efficiency project

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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