The recently enacted Highway Bill, otherwise known as the FAST Act, has opened the door for FMCSA to implement a Beyond Compliance program. Beyond Compliance is the flawed idea that positive safety points should be awarded to carriers who spend money on technology. The program is based on the idea that technology can replace an experienced driver, which we all know is factually incorrect. Beyond Compliance will leave small businesses and owner operators with safe driving records out in the cold.
You have an opportunity to speak up and demand that proven safety performance should be the only way a carrier is recognized. You can share your comments directly with FMCSA here: