The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that as of Dec. 4 “much of the information previously available on the FMCSA website related to property carrier’s compliance and safety performance will no longer be displayed publicly.”
The action is reportedly in response to Congress passing the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act highway bill on Dec. 3. Among other things, the bill takes steps to reform the its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) safety monitoring system – something industry groups like the American Trucking Associations have been pressing for years.
FMCSA stated that while it is not prohibited from displaying all of the data from program, no information will be available “while appropriate changes are made.” This includes information provided to the public through the QCMobile app.
The agency added that it is “working to return the website and app to operation as quickly as possible.”
“Following reviews by the GAO, the Department of Transportation Inspector General and various law enforcement organizations, the Act requires that FMCSA analysis of enforcement data be temporarily removed from public websites on the day after enactment, until the agency has completed reforms required by this Act. Enforcement and inspection data reported by states and enforcement agencies will remain available for public view.”