The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published a proposed rule that would reform the way it rates carriers and determines their overall safety fitness to operate, and the agency is accepting public comment on the proposal for 60 days.
New rule would reduce 3 tiers to one.FMCSA announced the rule late last week. If enacted, it would replace the current three-tier federal rating system of “Satisfactory, Conditional and Unsatisfactory” for commercial motor carriers with a single determination of “Unfit.” An Unfit determination would require the carrier to either improve its operations or be shut down.
Initial comments on the proposed rule can be made for 60 days, and reply comments can be made for 90 days. Comments can be made by searching Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0001 at www.regulations.gov. Click here to access the comment page directly.