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FMCSA Plans Study on Vehicle Maintenance Impact on Safety

September 5, 2023

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a plan to conduct a survey and study that focuses on how vehicle maintenance requirements impact overall motor carrier safety.

“The study goal is to determine what improvements, ranging from better compliance interventions to better vehicle maintenance requirements, would enhance motor carrier safety,” said a Sept. 1 FMCSA Federal Register notice.

FMCSA said that in 2014, the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center conducted a study to assess the effectiveness of the Safety Measurement System in identifying the highest risk motor carriers targeted for interventions.

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