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Data to account for successful citation challenges
Starting Aug. 23, the Federal Motor
Carrier Safety Administration will im-
plement changes to its data collection
system to account for any legal process-
es that come after roadside inspection
citations are issued, which could result
in removal of those violations from a
driver's or carrier's record.
In a Final Rule notice published June
5, FMCSA says the changes will allow
its Motor Carrier Manage-
ment Information System to
remove violations if they were
dismissed or resulted in a "not
guilty" ruling. The changes,
however, will not be applied to
citations issued before Aug. 23.
Data from MCMIS feeds
the agency's Safety Measure-
ment System – the heart of its
Compliance, Safety, Account-
ability program – and its driver
Program reports. Both pro-
grams could be affected by the
change, FMCSA says.
Presently, FMCSA has no
way of accounting for dismiss-
als or "not guilty" verdicts in its
system. This has drawn the ire
of the trucking industry since
the data began being used to
rank carriers in CSA.
FMCSA will retain the viola-
tion and indicate it resulted in
a different or lesser charge and
change the severity weight in
the carrier's CSA SMS score if
adjudication results in convic-
tion of a different charge.
If the carrier is convicted
of the original charge, both
the CSA and PSP records will
retain the violation.
Challenges to the citations
will continue to be made
through the agency's DataQs
system with Roadside Data Re-
view requests, the agency says.
– James Jaillet
THE SPEED LIMITER man-
date proposal was delayed
three weeks by the Federal
Motor Carrier Safety Admin-
istration, which now expects
to publish a proposed rule
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