FMCSA Outlines New Data Model to be Tested in September
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) officials have withdrawn a slate of proposed “enhancements” to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s Safety Management System to make way for a small-scale test in September of a new statistical data model intended to better identify high-risk carriers.
Those proposed enhancements eliminated by the agency included:
- Changing some of the SMS intervention thresholds to better reflect the Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories’ correlation to crash risk.
- Releasing motor carrire percentile rankings under the Hazardous Materials Compliance BASIC to the public.
- Reclassifying violations for operating while out of service under the Unsafe Driving BASIC rather than the BASIC of the underlying violation.
- Increasing the maximum vehicle miles traveled used to more accurately reflect the operation of high-utilization carriers.