The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration utilizes federal grant money to certify and financially support state commercial vehicle enforcement programs. States perform level I, II, and III inspections to check motor carriers and passenger coaches for compliance with federal motor carrier safety regulations.
Safety is one of the most important responsibilities a motor carrier and its drivers have. Not only operating in a safe manner on the highway and around the motoring public but as motor carriers we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our drivers.
Commercial vehicle inspectors use the Inspection Selection System (ISS) provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) as a tool to determine which motor carriers to select for safety inspections. Safety data is the focus of the screening process. Motor carriers who see improvement with their CSA scores can also expect the ISS score to improve. Steve Binkley explains how that’s a win for the driver, motor carrier and officer who is expected to inspect high risk carriers and drivers.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has several proposed Notice of Proposed Rulemaking scheduled for release in 2023. Four big changes are explained here with the release date and details regarding the Drugs and Alcohol Clearinghouse.