DOT Urged to Remove Public Scores, Reflecting Erroneous FMCSA Evaluation
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.