FMCSA adds 12 violations to SMS, updates website

From the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) added 12 violations to the Safety Measurement System (SMS) to give large truck and bus companies a more complete picture of their safety performance. This update aligns with recent changes to FMCSA’s roadside inspection collection software and builds on efforts to continuously improve the consistency of data in the Agency’s systems, so enforcement personnel can make the best decisions impacting safety on our Nation’s roads.

More information on these violations is available in the SMS Methodology document and the SMS Appendix A spreadsheet.

In addition, FMCSA has updated the CSA SMS Website with the July 28, 2017 snapshot. Motor carriers can check their own safety assessments now.

Additional SMS results are available to enforcement users and motor carriers that are logged into the SMS. Logged-in enforcement users can view all carrier safety data, while logged-in carriers can only view their own data.

Currently, the SMS allows carrier login via U.S. DOT Number and U.S. DOT Number PIN; however, FMCSA encourages carriers to log in using the FMCSA Portal. Carriers can register for Portal accounts here.