• July 12th, 2016

The quality of data used in a federal state grant program needs to improve to ensure the program’s effectiveness, the president of a leading safety group told a Senate panel on July 12.

“Improvement to data quality and information technology systems will ensure states and FMCSA have the information they need to continue to improve the effectiveness of [Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program],” Maj. Jay Thompson of the Arkansas Highway Police and president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said in a statement to the Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security.