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Friday, April 23, 2021

FMCSA to hold public listening sessions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold two public listening sessions to solicit information on the potential benefits and feasibility of voluntary compliance and ways to credit carriers and drivers who initiate and establish programs that promote safety beyond the standards established in FMCSA regulations.

The recently enacted Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act mandates that FMCSA allow recognition for a motor carrier that installs advanced safety equipment, enhanced driver fitness measures, fleet safety management tools, technologies, and programs and other standards. The recognition may include credit or an improved Safety Measurement Systems percentile.
FMCSA is soliciting comments to develop a process for identifying and reviewing these opportunities to provide credit to these carriers and drivers who go above and beyond to regulatory requirements. The listening sessions are intended to provide interested parties with an opportunity to share their views on this topic with agency representatives, along with any data or analysis they may have. All comments will be transcribed and placed in the docket for FMCSA’s consideration.

The first meeting will be held April 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT at the Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Expo Center, 938 Phillips Lane, Louisville, Ky. The second meeting will be held April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Spring 2016 Workshop at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 East North Water St., Chicago, Ill. The entire proceedings of both meetings will be broadcast online.