FMCSA Preparing for Crackdown on Trucking Safety

by | May 8th, 2013

May 8, 2013

Preventing commercial bus and Truck Accidents has always been a focus of the federal government. Now several agencies may be preparing to increase the presence of safety inspectors in an effort to drastically reduce the number of collisions involving these vehicles.

An article form Overdrive explained how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) had launched a campaign earlier this year that included a blitz of safety inspections on commercial bus companies. The program resulted in the shutdown of three national carriers due to violations deemed “high risk” to the safety of passengers.

Now, the FMCSA is saying they are considering a similar sweep of trucking fleets across the nation. Safety inspectors would examine everything from safety policies and procedures, such as logging hours of operation, to vehicle maintenance.

Officials explain the campaign is being conducted due to the high number of trucks operating in an unsafe manner. Experts say that trucking operations deemed high risk are more than twice as likely to be involved in accidents.

The trucking operations targeted by the FMCSA will be based on the CSA Safety Measurement system, which is based on traffic and safety violations.

The Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices applaud the efforts being made to ensure that commercial vehicles operate in a safe manner.