In a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx dated Nov. 14, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance echoed the calls of two broad coalitions of motor carrier and other trucking industry organizations for the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s Safety Measurement System scores to be removed from public view.
The CVSA group, representing a partnership between industry and enforcement communities, endorsed the CSA program as a law enforcement prioritization tool. “CVSA feels strongly that law enforcement’s access to SMS data must not be limited,” wrote CVSA Executive Director Stephen Keppler in the letter.
At once, citing the program’s poor ability to accurately assess individual carriers’ crash risk, Keppler concluded the letter with a call for FMCSA to improve the program’s ability to make a more accurate numerical assessment of crash risk. And until then, “CVSA echoes stakeholders’ call to remove SMS scores from public view.”