The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released enhancements to the Safety Measurement System (SMS) to help large truck and bus companies have access to a more complete picture of their safety performance. These improvements are part of FMCSA’s commitment to continually align its regulations and IT systems to effectively identify large truck and bus companies with the highest safety risk and prioritize them for interventions.
In addition, FMCSA has updated the SMS Website with the April 28, 2017 snapshot. Motor carriers can check their own safety assessments now. Additional SMS results are available to enforcement users and motor carriers that are logged into the SMS. Logged-in enforcement users can view all motor carrier safety data, while logged-in carriers can only view their own data.
Currently, the SMS allows motor carrier login via U.S. DOT Number and U.S. DOT Number PIN; however, FMCSA encourages motor carriers to log in using the FMCSA Portal. If you don’t have a Portal account, register for one today. To register for a Portal account:
Once you have logged into the Portal, access your complete safety profile on the SMS Website by clicking on the A&I (SMS) link in the Available FMCSA Systems box in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.