FMCSA’s Proposed Changes to Compliance, Safety, Accountability to be Discussed Next Week at Symposium

- The hottest topic at the Specialized Transportation Symposium next week will be the latest news out of FMCSA. Last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a notice requesting comments on proposed changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) system. The notice comes in response to recommendations from the National Academy of Sciences’ that FMCSA adopt the Item Response Theory (IRT) model to prioritize carriers for safety intervention. Ultimately, FMCSA has concluded that it will not adopt IRT. Instead, it is proposing modifying CSA’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) to better calibrate motor carrier scores to more accurately assess carrier’s compliance posture and crash risk.
The SC&RA Transportation Safety, Education, and Training Committee will spend time discussing industry’s response and how companies can submit their comments by May 16, 2023. Companies are encouraged to log into their CSA portal account to preview how their scores would change under the proposal. To participate in the discussion, register for the Symposium, here. For more information, contact Vice President of Transportation Chris Smith

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