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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

FMCSA added 12 violations to the Safety Measurement System (SMS) to give large truck and bus companies a more complete picture of their safety performance. This update aligns with recent changes to FMCSA's roadside inspection collection software and builds on efforts to continuously improve the consistency of data in the Agency's systems, so enforcement personnel can make the best decisions impacting safety on our Nation's roads. More information on these violations is available in the SMS Methodology document and the SMS Appendix A spreadsheet. In addition, FMCSA has updated the CSA SMS Website with the July 28, 2017 snapshot. Motor carriers can check their own safety assessments now. Additional SMS results are available to enforcement users and motor carriers that are logged into the SMS. Logged-in enforcement users can view all carrier safety data, while logged-in carriers can only view their own data. Currently, the SMS allows carrier login via U.S. DOT Number and U.S. DOT Number PIN; however, FMCSA encourages carriers to log in using the FMCSA Portal. Carriers can register for Portal accounts here.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

On July 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a Federal Register notice announcing a 24-month Crash Preventability Demonstration Program to review the preventability of certain crashes. Starting August 1, 2017, FMCSA will begin accepting Requests for Data Review (RDRs) in its DataQs system for certain crashes occurring on or after June 1, 2017. Information on the specific crash types that are eligible, the steps for submitting RDRs, and the process for making determinations can be found here. Motor carriers or drivers must submit compelling information and documentation to show that the crash was not preventable. Suggested documentation/evidence includes, but is not limited to, police accident reports, insurance documents, videos, and other documents described in the Federal Register notice. During the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program, FMCSA will continue to list all crashes on the public Safety Measurement System (SMS) website. However, a crash with a final determination will appear with a note that FMCSA reviewed the crash and determined it was either Preventable or Not Preventable - or in some cases, Undecided, if FMCSA could not make a conclusive determination based on the evidence provided. The Crash Indicator BASIC percentiles will remain unavailable on the public view of FMCSA's SMS website. For enforcement officials or carriers logged in and viewing their own profiles, two Crash Indicator BASIC percentiles will be calculated if there are Not Preventable final determinations - one with the Not Preventable crashes and one without.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

FMCSA has updated the CSA SMS Website with the June 30, 2017 snapshot. Motor carriers can check their own safety assessments now. Additional SMS results are available to enforcement users and motor carriers that are logged into the SMS. Logged-in enforcement users can view all motor carrier safety data, while logged-in carriers can only view their own data. Currently, the SMS allows motor carrier login via U.S. DOT Number and U.S. DOT Number PIN; however, FMCSA encourages motor carriers to log in using the FMCSA Portal. If you don't have a Portal account, register for one today.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

FMCSA has updated the CSA SMS Website with the May 26, 2017 snapshot. Motor carriers can check their own safety assessments now. Additional SMS results are available to enforcement users and motor carriers that are logged into the SMS. Logged-in enforcement users can view all motor carrier safety data, while logged-in carriers can only view their own data. Currently, the SMS allows motor carrier login via U.S. DOT Number and U.S. DOT Number PIN; however, FMCSA encourages motor carriers to log in using the FMCSA Portal. If you don't have a Portal account, register for one today.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

SMS Improvements The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released enhancements to the Safety Measurement System (SMS) to help large truck and bus companies have access to a more complete picture of their safety performance. These improvements are part of FMCSA's commitment to continually align its regulations and IT systems to effectively identify large truck and bus companies with the highest safety risk and prioritize them for interventions. For more information on SMS methodology updates and how motor carriers can improve their safety performance, visit the CSA Website, the SMS Methodology document, and the SMS Appendix A spreadsheet. SMS Website Updated In addition, FMCSA has updated the SMS Website with the April 28, 2017 snapshot. Motor carriers can check their own safety assessments now. Additional SMS results are available to enforcement users and motor carriers that are logged into the SMS. Logged-in enforcement users can view all motor carrier safety data, while logged-in carriers can only view their own data. Currently, the SMS allows motor carrier login via U.S. DOT Number and U.S. DOT Number PIN; however, FMCSA encourages motor carriers to log in using the FMCSA Portal. If you don't have a Portal account, register for one today. To register for a Portal account: Visit the Portal's Account Request page, or click the registration link on the Portal login screen Select Company Employee or an Associate of a Company, and click Next Enter your U.S. DOT Number, and click Lookup Select Company Official from the Available Roles box, and click Add Role Click Next Follow the onscreen prompts to complete your registration Once you have logged into the Portal, access your complete safety profile on the SMS Website by clicking on the A&I (SMS) link in the Available FMCSA Systems box in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.