June 19, 2015: FMCSA Amends Enforcement Policy on Safety Measurement System

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) amended its enforcement policy regarding the use of Safety Measurement System (SMS) in reviews of hazmat carriers under the Hazardous Materials Safety Permit (HMSP) program. In addition, FMCSA will requirement to conduct compliance reviews for HMSP motor carriers who are unable to use SMS due to insufficient data.
FMCSA is using the SMS scores to improve its oversight of HMSP holders by identifying poor performing carriers for safety fitness compliance review and by providing grounds for suspension or revocation. These recommendations are being implemented under the existing Safety Fitness Procedure regulations and will be effective August 18, 2015.

Hazardous Materials Safety Permit (HMSP) Program: Amendment to Enforcement Policy