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Feds move to overhaul truck, bus safety determinations

Jan 16, 2016 at 10:54 AM CST
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The Obama administration is moving to overhaul the way it determines the fitness of truck and bus companies to operate on U.S. roadways.

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a proposal on Friday to "update FMCSA’s safety fitness rating methodology by integrating on-road safety data from inspections, along with the results of carrier investigations and crash reports, to determine a motor carrier’s overall safety fitness on a monthly basis."

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the changes will improve the ability of federal regulators to identify bad actors that are endangering drivers and passengers on U.S. roadways.