FMCSA seeks feedback on Beyond Compliance program

Public has 60 days to comment

Posted April 21, 2016

In the April 20 Federal Register, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a notice seeking public comments on the Beyond Compliance program.

The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act requires the Agency to implement the program no later than 18 months after the enactment of the Act.

Through the proposed program, the FMCSA Administrator must allow recognition, either through credit recognized by a new Beyond Compliance Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC), or an improved Safety Measurement System (SMS) percentile, for a motor carrier that:

  1. Installs advanced safety equipment;
  2. Uses enhanced driver fitness measures;
  3. Adopts fleet safety management tools, technologies, and programs; or
  4. Satisfies other standards determined appropriate by the Administrator.

The FAST Act also requires that the Agency provide the opportunity for notice and comment on a process for identifying and reviewing advanced safety equipment, enhanced driver fitness measures, fleet safety management tools, technologies, and programs, and other standards for use by motor carriers to receive recognition.

The proposed program will not allow relief from regulatory requirements.

Comments must be received on or before June 20, 2016. They can be submitted using Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0124 to the Federal eRulemaking Portal.


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