FMCSA Wants Input from Truckers on Plan for the Future
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will hold a public listening session on September 8th in Washington, D.C. to collect input from the trucking industry on the FMCSA’s five-year strategic plan.
The public meeting will consist of three consecutive listening sessions: safety partners (8am-10am); industry partners (10am-Noon); and enforcement partners (12pm-2pm).
The listening session asks participants to address the following questions/subjects in an effort to help guide the agency through its next five-year plan:
1. How should we strengthen FMCSA’s role/mission of improving the safety of commercial motor vehicles and saving lives as it relates to some of FMCSA’s core program: commercial motor vehicle compliance and enforcement, commercial driver licensing, household goods protection, safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials?
2. How can FMCSA have a greater impact in the reduction of injury and loss of life on the nation’s highways?
3. How can FMCSA improve the way it does business, provides customer service, and interacts with all road user groups? What are some of the challenges you have in interacting with FMCSA that prevent you from conducting your business effectively? What actions should FMCSA take to improve interactions between CMV drivers and drivers of private vehicles? Please identify possible improvements or ideas for doing better.
4. How might FMCSA improve or strengthen its partnership with stakeholders representing State enforcement agencies, safety advocacy groups, the motor carrier industry, and the general public to achieve its safety mission?
5. How should FMCSA balance driver-focused, vehicle-focused, and motor carrier-focused compliance, interventions, and enforcement to achieve its safety mission?
6. How will advanced vehicle technologies (such as crash avoidance, electronic on-board recorders [EOBRs], and global positioning systems [GPS]) impact the future of driver behavior, vehicle safety, and motor carrier safety?
7. How will changes in the following areas impact the industry, your organization, and/or FMCSA’s ability to achieve its mission in the future?
10. New policies in environment, energy, and other areas
11. What technological changes could positively impact highway safety?
12. How will technology affect driver behavior? What issues related to vehicle/driver interaction could affect safety performance?
Those who would like to share ideas about how the FMCSA can improve its regulation of the trucking industry, but are unable to attend, will be able to submit comments electronically, by mail, or by fax up to September 30th. The comments are being collected under docket No. FMCSA-2010-0242.
To file comments electronically, visit:
To fax comments, fax to (202) 493-2251.
To mail comments, mail to:
Docket Management Facility
U.S. Department of Transportation
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE.
Washington, DC 20590-0001
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