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.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed future enhancements to the Safety Measurement System (SMS). The agency floated most of the proposed changes more than a year ago, but two newly proposed tweaks implicitly acknowledge that volatility renders SMS unusable for overseeing many small carriers. Read more.