A number of different trucking companies are calling on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to no longer make Compliance, Safety, and Accountability scores, along with other safety data, available to the public. Those petitioning the FMCSA claim that the information presented in this data contains statistical flaws that the FMCSA has done nothing to address, although it has been brought to their attention numerous times.
The groups and companies involved in this petition sent a joint letter to the FMCSA just weeks after both the American Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association also requested that CSA data be removed from the FMCSA's website.
This is not the first time that groups within the trucking industry have petitioned to have such information removed. Earlier this year, a legal case was dismissed in which the Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation (ASECTT) brought a case against the FMCSA to have this safety data removed from public view, claiming that the FMCSA presented this information without addressing some of the flaws with the data, which could have significant effects on drivers' and companies' business.
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