December 14, 2015

Carrier scoring Safety Fitness Determination rule ready for publication following OMB clearance

Editor’s Note: The FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability ratings are subject to the Data Quality Act. Concern over CSA rankings are part of the larger issue of inaccuracies and misleading data in federal databases.  See here.

From: CCJ

A proposed federal rule that would give the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration another means to score and target unsafe carriers has cleared the White House’s Office of Management and Budget. The so-called Safety Fitness Determination rule cleared the OMB late last week and is now in the hands of the DOT, ready for publication as a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking when it chooses.

Since this is the proposed version of the rule, there will be a public comment period, likely either 60 or 90 days, following its publication. FMCSA will then begin work on a final version of the rule and send it down the regulatory pipeline for publication, a process that could take several years to complete.

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