DOT Urged to Remove Public Scores, Reflecting Erroneous FMCSA Evaluation

Published: Aug 27, 2014
Foxx in meeting
Several trucking groups have sent a letter to DOT’s secretary Anthony Foxx in which they ask “that the scores produced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability fleet monitoring system be removed from the agency’s website.”

The reasoning behind their claim is that a recent Government Accountability Office research concluded that they are not a reliable measure of carrier safety. Thus, keeping the results public creates the risk of driving “business to potentially risky carriers that are erroneously being painted as more safe.”

After the publication of the report, FMCSA insisted that the measures were correct. Still, a DOT audit found that the FMCSA hasn’t been sufficiently accurate in collecting and analyzing data and suggested that the Administration rectify that.

Read the full article in the Commercial Carrier Journal.

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Victor Lance is the founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates, Inc. He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving two combat tours. As president of Lance Surety, he now focuses on educating and assisting small businesses throughout the country with various license and bond requirements. Victor graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Business Administration and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.