The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is yesterday (April 23) published a request for comments on a proposal to incentivize carriers to implement “practices and technologies” that go beyond simple adherence to federal safety regulations.
The program, to which FMCSA has assigned the working title “Beyond Compliance,” could reward carriers who “exceed regulatory requirements and improve the safety of commercial motor vehicles and drivers operating” in the U.S., the agency says in its upcoming Federal Register filing.
The agency’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) has been tasked with providing recommendations to the agency by June. MCSAC is made up of stakeholders representing a broad range of industry interests, including small and large carriers, drivers, brokers, safety advocates, enforcers and regulators.
FMCSA asked the committee to provide feedback in three areas relative to any “Beyond Compliance” program. Directly from the agency’s upcoming filing:
The agency poses the same questions to carriers and other stakeholders for its public comment period, along with a few others, including:
Public comments will be accepted for 60 days following Thursday’s publication. Click here to see the Beyond Compliance Docket on regulations.gov and to make a formal public comment.