WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is asking for public input into how the agency can best monitor and assess safety and compliance issues.
The multi-year review project, known as the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 initiative (CSA-2010), began in September, and will continue through October with a series of public listening sessions. FMCSA will ask motor carriers, insurance and safety advocacy groups, traffic enforcement professionals and the public for their views on the ideal ways to measure the safety of truck and bus operations and take effective action.
“Today we are making great strides in improving motor carrier safety,” said FMCSA Administrator Annette M. Sandberg recently.
“Now is the time to look at every aspect of our safety program – how we use it, how we can improve it, and how we can add to it – so we can be ready for the future.”
The dates and locations of the October sessions are:
Oct. 5, Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas/Mesquite, Mesquite, TX;
Oct. 12, Wyndham Chicago, Chicago;
Oct. 19, Fairview Park Marriot, Falls Church, VA;
Oct. 26, Sheraton Springfield, Springfield, MA.
The agency currently inspects higher risk carriers through a series of on-site inspections and reviews. However, it is uncertain whether the process will remain effective in the face of expected increases in freight volume.