Transport agency amends trucking safety guidelines

Nov 22, 2010 | 08:35 AM | Sean Davidson

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has agreed to amend its safety program following trucking industry concerns that the new rules are misleading.

The agency announced last week that it will change the way it evaluates carriers in the Cargo-Related safety category, which measures compliance with load securement procedures and hazardous materials requirements. The agency said it would change the severity weighting in the Cargo-Related category.

The trucking industry expressed concern in October that the new safety rules, which go into effect Dec. 5, would incorrectly label carriers with good safety records as "unsafe" because of improper calculations.....

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