FMCSA seeks to study drivers

| October 03, 2011

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it plans to study differences among the characteristics of individual commercial drivers.

FMCSA says this information will aid the agency in developing future safety initiatives by examining driver and situational factors to determine if they are associated with increased or decreased crash and incident involvement.

FMCSA says the study would be handled through a research contractor and has submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget for its review and approval.

The agency also has invited public comment. To comment, go to www.regulations.gov; the docket number is FMCSA-2011-0225.

  • Roger Baker

    Personaly, I think it’s time we start INVESTIGATING them and do AWAY with FMCSA. These people won’t accept what’s ALREADY in front of them as SAFE drivers. But they sure like to SPEND,like CONgress,monies WE THE PEOPLE don’t have!

  • http://overdriveonline.com/channel19 Todd Dills

    I hear you, Roger. Thanks for the feedback. On a related note, here’s a bit of what the GAO had to say about FMCSA’s CSA program recently: http://www.overdriveonline.com/gao-recommends-more-transparency-for-csa/

    In essence, they need to do a better job of openly communicating what they’re up to, without which real investigation by the affected parties is next to impossible until it’s too late. Here’s a story I wrote about their long-term plans re: driver rating, too: http://www.overdriveonline.com/report-fmcsa-wants-to-release-driver-safety-data/

  • john deninger

    why dont they just leave us drivers alone..let us do are jobs..wonder how they would function under such scrutiny…LEAVE US ALONE..enough is enough.

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