The month of August will bring a huge change to Compliance, Safety and Accountability program scores as assessed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Drivers will now have the benefit of a new "not preventable" classification for eight different types of crashes. The change was made based on "positive feedback from industry stakeholders," said Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao at the 2019 Mid America Trucking Show on March 29 of this year.
In an effort to prioritize and select which carriers should undergo a roadside safety inspection, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration utilizes a rating program called the Inspection Selection System (ISS). This system is accessible by roadside inspectors and grades a carrier using an algorithm taking into account their entire safety performance history. Here’s how it works: