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FMCSA Finalizes Regulation Changes

FMCSA Finalizes Regulation Changes

Posted by Melissa Conn on Thursday, December 06, 2012

On Monday, the FMCSA made the final rule on changes to the Safety Measurement System. Eleven major changes were passed, after much debate and input from major industry stakeholders. The changes read as follows from FMCSA:

1.  Strengthening the Vehicle Maintenance Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) by incorporating cargo/load securement violations from the Cargo-Related BASIC.

2. Changing the Cargo-Related BASIC to the Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance BASIC to better identify HM-related safety and compliance problems.

3. Better aligning the SMS with Intermodal Equipment Provider (IEP) regulations.

4. Aligning violations that are included in the SMS with Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspection levels by eliminating vehicle violations derived from driver-only inspections and driver violations from vehicle-only inspections.

5. More accurately identifying carriers that transport significant quantities of HM (Hazard Materials).

6. More accurately identifying carriers involved in transporting passengers.

7. Modifying the SMS display to: 1. Change current terminology, “inconclusive” and “insufficient data,” to fact-based descriptions. 2. Separate crashes with injuries from crashes with fatalities.

8. Removing 1 to 5 mph speeding violations.

9. Lowering the severity weight for speeding violations that do not designate the mph range above the speed limit. 

10. Aligning the severity weight of paper and electronic logbook violations. With these changes, all violations related to not having a logbook, electronic or paper, now have a severity weight of 5.

11. Changing the name of the Fatigued Driving (Hours-of-Service (HOS)) BASIC to the HOS Compliance BASIC.

Read more about changes to the FMCSA regulations and how it will affect practices for carriers and shippers. 

Source: FMCSA

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