Frequently Asked Questions
The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are questions and answers about Compliance,
Safety, Accountability (CSA) that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
(FMCSA) compiled to assist the public. As questions come in through the website,
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What is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) doing in the long-term
about crash weighting?
FMCSA is assessing the feasibility of evaluating crashes to determine the motor
carrier’s role in the crash (i.e. preventability) before they are used by the Safety
Measurement System in the Crash Indicator Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement
Category. This would allow FMCSA to better concentrate intervention efforts on motor
carriers that have high preventable crash rates. More information on this research
can be found here: http://csa.fmcsa.dot.gov/documents/CrashWeightingResearchPlan_7-2012.pdf.