Trucking Industry Calls for FMCSA to Rate 'Unrated' Carriers
Major trucking companies urge FMCSA to rate unrated carriers, debating over a simpler safety rating system for better road safety.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) faces pressure from major trucking companies and brokers to assign safety ratings to over 90% of interstate freight carriers currently unrated. The push comes as FMCSA considers revising its safety fitness determination process. Most carriers lack a rating due to FMCSA's resource limitations, raising concerns about the potential for unsafe trucks on the road. Opinions vary on the best approach to updating the rating system, with some advocating for a simpler fit/unfit system, while others support maintaining or expanding the current multi-tier system. The debate highlights the need for a clear and effective safety rating process to identify and address risks in the trucking industry.
Source: Freight Waves