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Window for carriers to comment on FMCSA’s new safety rating rule closes June 23

Reply comments on the FMCSA's Safety Fitness Determination proposed rule are due by the end of the day Thursday, June 23.

Stay Metrics offers free online Tire Safety training module for Roadcheck 2016

A complimentary online training module offers tips and guidance on the four areas of tire safety that inspection officers will be targeting for Roadcheck 2016, June 7-9.

Vigillo: Safety Fitness rule will do little to enhance FMCSA’s ability to target unsafe carriers

Concerns about the underlying CSA data-related issues aside, would the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new Safety Fitness Determination carrier rating rule actually allow the agency to expand the number ...

Comment period for FMCSA’s proposed reforms to carrier safety fitness ratings ends Monday, May 23

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking outlined FMCSA’s plan to update its safety rating system for carriers by integrating on-road safety data from inspections, along with the results of carrier investigations ...

FMCSA’s proposed carrier rating reforms ‘a sham,’ rely too heavily on CSA scores, transpo attorney says

“All stakeholders should recognize this proposal is bad for competition and for carriers both small and large,” Seaton told attendees Tuesday, May 11, at CCJ’s Spring Symposium in Birmingham, ...

Coalition in U.S. House tells FMCSA to shelve new CSA-based carrier scoring rule until CSA reforms enacted

Like letters past, the 36 lawmakers undersigned in Wednesday’s letter argue that the SFD rule, even if not in direct violation of FAST Act stipulations, is in violation of the ...

FMCSA may add eighth BASIC to CSA system to satisfy carrier incentive program requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revealed some detail about where it proposed to go with the so-called "Beyond Compliance" system required by the FAST Act highway bill, hinting ...

Carrier groups dispute FMCSA defense of Safety Fitness rule, call foul on agency’s stats

The key point of contention between FMCSA and the carrier groups is whether the rule’s issuance violates the December-enacted FAST Act highway bill. The April 11 letter to Darling also ...

EBE, Vigillo build integrated carrier on-boarding, CSA management app

EBE’s carrier qualification application leverages CSA performance data provided by Vigillo’s Carrier Select.
The Safety Fitness Determination rule would allow the agency to rely more heavily on roadside inspection data and violation data to determine carriers' safety fitness. Some carrier groups, however, argue the rule's issuance violates provisions of the 2015 FAST Act, which requires reforms to the CSA program.