ARLINGTON, Va. — Anthony Foxx, Transportation Secretary, has responded today to a letter written by the American Trucking Associations and a coalition of other organizations who pleaded for the FMCSA to restrict “unreliable” CSA scores from public view.
The FMCSA said that Secretary Foxx would be responding to the group’s letter directly.
The official response added:
“…the Safety Measurement System has been a game changer in improving safety by making company violations and safety records publicly available to consumers, law enforcement and other businesses.
“The GAO’s one-size-fits-all approach to analyzing inspection data would require the agency to triple the number of inspections we finance each year to exceed more than 10 million nationwide, which is simply unrealistic under our budget, and would fail to assess the behaviour of more than 90 percent of the entire motor carrier population.
“Our research shows that by focusing on the most at-risk carriers, we effectively remove the companies most often involved in crashes from the road. We continue to work with all partners to ensure an efficient, transparent system to provide safer transportation for everyone on the road.”