The fundamental point lost in the debate over the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Safety Measurement System is that it doesn’t matter what statistical model you design if there isn’t enough data to feed it. We need to broaden our thinking about how the agency can monitor the entire industry. Read more.
Although President Trump’s recommended $1 trillion public/private infrastructure investment plan has garnered most of the discussion in transportation circles regarding his fiscal year 2018 proposed budget, the budget highlights for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration signals departure from President Obama’s FMCSA in the oversight of the trucking industry. Read more.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) roadside and traffic enforcement (TD) interventions the agency oversees saved an estimated 472 lives in fiscal 2012. However, if the agency’s methodology is correct, far more lives could have been saved. Read more.