POLL: Independents/small fleets, have you been audited within the last year?

Updated Feb 14, 2022

Over the last few years, and particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and its state partners have shifted motor carrier investigation/compliance review tactics to do more purely "off-site" audits/reviews, conducted without visiting an independent or small fleet's place of business. That came with new policy enabling auditors to issue a safety rating as a result of a mostly off-site process that the agency calls a "remote on-site" audit/review. Despite that, overall review numbers, likewise safety ratings issued as a result, have continued to fall.

If you've been audited in the last year and received a safety rating, what was it? After weighing in on audit practices via the poll question below, drop us a comment detailing your experience. FMCSA's own accounting shows Conditional and Unsatisfactory ratings both trending up in the last year. ...