FMCSA has proposed changes to its process for determining high-risk motor carriers. The modifications respond to a 2017 report from the National Academy of Sciences on how to improve motor carrier safety measurement. FMCSA has proposed adjustments in seven areas: reorganized and updated safety categories; consolidated violations; simplified violation severity weights; proportionate percentiles instead of safety event groups; improved intervention thresholds; greater focus on recent violations; and an updated utilization factor.
The public comment period is open until May 16th. To comment, please visit the Regulations.gov website and enter Docket No. FMCSA-2022-0066. FMCSA also will be conducting public webinars to answer questions about the notice. You can register by clicking on the links below.
- Thursday, March 7, 3-4 p.m. Eastern Time
- Tuesday, March 14, 3-4 p.m. Eastern Time
- Wednesday, March 15, 11 a.m.-noon Eastern Time