The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration scheduled a public meeting to receive input on the agency’s Corrective Action Plan submitted in response to a report by the National Academy of Sciences on improvements needed in the FMCSA’s Safety measurement system. The meeting was held Wednesday, August 29 in Arlington, Virginia.

At the meeting, the FMCSA considered information related to the following areas:

  • Collaborating with States and other agencies to improve the quality of the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) data in SMS, including carrier exposure and crash data
  • Investigating ways of collecting data that will likely benefit the recommended methodology for safety assessment, including data on carrier characteristics—such as information on driver turnover rate, type of cargo, method and level of compensation, and better information on exposure
  • Creating a user-friendly version of the MCMIS data file used as input to SMS without any personally identifiable information to facilitate its use by external parties, such as researchers, and carriers

Originally Posted on the Idealease Safety Seminar