FMCSA recommends carriers update their power-unit data

Agency advises companies to enter information by January 28

Posted January 13, 2016

Pursuant to the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015, some of the information previously available on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) website related to property carrier compliance and safety performance is no longer available for public display. If you are a property carrier, you must log in to view your Safety Measurement System (SMS) results. All passenger carrier information that was previously available remains available to the public and complete SMS results can be obtained by logging in.

Complete SMS results are only available to enforcement users and motor carriers that are logged into the SMS.

As a motor carrier, your Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) and Power Unit (PU) data from the Motor Carrier Registration form (MCS- 150) are used to calculate your Unsafe Driving and Crash Indicator Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category percentiles.

To ensure the most accurate information is used to calculate your percentiles, update your VMT and PU data before January 28. Visit the FMCSA Registration page to update your MCS-150 information. Under the “Existing Registration Updates” section, choose the first option: “I need to update my USDOT number registration information or file my biennial update.”

PLEASE NOTE: The SMS Website is updated monthly, so your MCS-150 changes will not be reflected on that site until the next monthly update, the week of February 8. View the schedule of SMS updates for more information. "


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