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How should FMCSA credit drivers, carriers who go ‘above and beyond’?

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Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to hear from the public about how to credit motor carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers who “go above and beyond” on safety.

FMCSA will conduct a public listening session from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 31 in Atlanta.

Agency officials explained their goal for the listening sessions in a Dec. 24 Federal Register notice. Lawmakers recently enacted the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, which requires FMCSA to recognize motor carriers that implement advanced safety equipment and improved driver fitness measures, as well as new technologies and other tools that surpass FMCSA safety regulations.

“FMCSA is soliciting comment to develop a process for identifying and reviewing these opportunities to provide credit to those carriers and drivers who go above and beyond the regulatory requirements,” agency officials wrote in the meeting notice. “The listening sessions are intended to provide interested parties with an opportunity to share their views on this topic with Agency representatives, along with any data or analysis they may have.”

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