FMCSA: Crash accountability, small carrier concern on CSA priority list

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Updated Apr 25, 2013

In somewhat of an itemized list of issues and items it plans to address within its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, the Federal Motor Carrie Safety Administration pointed this week to crash weighting as an area it is studying and wants to account for in its scoring.

FMCSA Associate Administrator for Enforcement Bill Quade and FMCSA Transportation Specialist Courtney Stevenson offered an update this week at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Workshop in Louisville, Ky., where CCJ sister site Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills is covering the event.

Stevenson says the agency also plans to address concerns of small carriers who say they feel the system is slanted against their success. In addition, she said FMCSA has unveiled a new DataQ’s website — the site setup for challenging violations and crashes assigned to carriers — and the site could be live by Saturday, April 27.

Quade said that the agency also hopes to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the Safety Fitness Determination this year.

For more on what Quade and Stevenson said are priorities for CSA this year, click here to see Overdrive‘s coverage.