FMCSA ‘Fit, Willing and Able’ to provide operating authority criteria

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Wednesday, Aug. 8, announced its “Fit, Willing and Able” policy guidance intended to provide commercial trucks and buses the specific criteria the agency considers when it grants, withholds, revokes or suspends a company’s operating authority registration.

The agency said the guidance raises the safety bar by reinforcing its policy of not granting operating authority to companies that create new identities or affiliate relationships to avoid a negative safety history. The guidance also clarifies that the agency will scrutinize companies that have had their operating authority suspended or revoked within the past six years to determine their willingness to comply with federal safety laws.

To learn more about the “Fit, Willing and Able” policy guidance, go to www.fmcsa.dot.gov.