The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)'s compliance and safety programs improve and promote safety performance and save lives. However, regulated population and additional programmatic responsibilities have increased, while available agency resources have remained relatively constant over time. Due to these constraints, FMCSA has identified limitations in how safety is measured and how unsafe behaviors are corrected.
FMCSA's former compliance review (CR) program was resource-intensive and reached only a small percentage of motor carriers, making it increasingly difficult to continue to improve motor carrier safety using existing tools. Onsite CRs for determining a motor carrier's safety fitness required an average of three to four days to complete. FMCSA could perform CRs on only some of the active interstate motor carriers whose count extends to 700,000.
SafeStat, FMCSA's former system for measuring safety performance, though effective, grouped safety problems together to identify carriers for a one-size-fits-all CR and did not focus on the behaviors known to cause crashes. CSA builds on FMCSA's former processes for assessing and improving the safety performance of motor carriers and drivers through the new Safety Measurement System and a new suite of tools. Included in these is an enhanced CR along with more focused and efficient interventions tailored to address specific problems.
DataQs is the online system for motor carriers, drivers, Federal and state agencies, and others to file concerns about Federal and State data maintained in Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) and released to the public by FMCSA, established in February 2004, in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines for Implementing Section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (P.L. 106554).
OMB directed Federal agencies subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) to establish and implement written guidelines to ensure and maximize the quality, utility, objectivity, and integrity of the information they disseminate.
The DataQs system provides affected commercial motor carriers, commercial drivers, and others an opportunity to seek and obtain correction of information maintained and disseminated by FMCSA. The DataQs website is an evolving resource and is being updated continuously to ensure that DataQs users receive the most current information and assistance available.
In this session, expert speaker Mark Dixon will provide you with an in depth look at CSA's "Seven Basics", their applications, requirements, impact, and examples of how they affect the trucking industry. This session will introduce the FMCSA's "DataQs" system of data corrections and dispute resolution.
Who should attend
In 1990, after a successful career in Sales and Sales Management, Mark Dixon changed gears. He left the rat race, dog eat dog world of the sales arena, went to truck driving school, attained a Class A CDL License, and hit the freedom of the open road as an 'Over the Road' truck driver. His children were growing taller,... More info