The motor carrier will receive written notice of a safety rating from FMCSA within 30 days after the compliance review. The notice will take the form of a letter issued from the FMCSA's headquarters office and will include a list of FMCSR and HMR compliance deficiencies that the motor carrier must correct.
If the safety rating is “Satisfactory” or improves a proposed “Unsatisfactory” safety rating, it is final and becomes effective on the date of the notice.
In all other cases, a notice of a proposed safety rating will be issued. If the carrier doesn’t take steps to improve the safety rating within the time periods listed below, the safety rating becomes final.
Corrective Action Must Be Taken Within
|Carriers transporting passengers OR placardable amounts of hazardous materials ||45 days after date of notice |
|All others types of carriers ||60 days after date of notice |