Today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rolled out enhancements to its Safety Measurement System (SMS) Website. The changes do not modify the SMS methodology or affect a carrier’s safety rating, which is subject to 49 CFR Part 385, Safety Fitness Procedures. Instead, the changes improve upon the way SMS data is displayed, helping to further FMCSA’s nationwide commitment to safety by making important safety information easier to access and understand for motor carriers that want to improve their safety performance and compliance.
As announced in a July 2014 Federal Register (FR) Notice, FMCSA made these changes to the display of SMS data based on feedback received following a preview of the enhanced website. To continue this dialogue, FMCSA will hold educational webinars so that stakeholders can learn more about the changes and ask questions. The webinars are scheduled for the following days and times:
Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET
Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET
During these webinars, FMCSA will also outline its new policy on adjudicated citations, which aims to improve the quality and uniformity of inspection violation data. As detailed in a June 2014 FR Notice, the policy only applies to inspections conducted on or after August 23, 2014 and is not implemented retroactively.
To attend one of the educational webinarsabout the SMS display changes, register today. These webinars are limited in the number of available participants allowed, but the presentation will be archived and available for future reference on the CSA website.
Visit the SMS Website to check out the new display enhancements.