Feds Consider Developing New Program to Measure Drivers’ Safety Performance

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By Timothy Cama, Staff Reporter
This story appears in the July 15 print edition of Transport Topics.

Federal officials said they are considering developing a program that would use truck drivers’ violation and inspection data to determine whether they are safe and take corrective action against unsafe ones.

In a report to Congress in June, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration did not commit to implementing what it called a “driver safety fitness determination” but said that it would involve a nine-year process of studying, testing and going through the regulatory process before such a program could be launched.

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