FMCSA toughens rules for new entrants

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published a list of violations that will result in the automatic failure of a new-entrant safety audit in the Federal Register. According to FMCSA, the rules are essential elements of basic safety management controlsand makes a carrier's failure to comply with any one of the 16 regulations an automatic failure of the safety audit. More on

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published a list of violations that will result in the automatic failure of a new-entrant safety audit in the Federal Register. According to FMCSA, the rules “are essential elements of basic safety management controls…and makes a carrier's failure to comply with any one of the 16 regulations an automatic failure of the safety audit.” More on the subject can be found in Jim York's “Safety Matters” column (see p. 34), and the entire list of violations appears online at www.fleetowner.com/trucking_regulations/new_fmcsa_safety_rules_1216/.

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