August 22, 2017 3:00 PM, EDT

FMCSA to Host Public Meeting on Agency's CSA Action Plan

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials announced that the agency will host a public meeting Sept. 8 to hear presentations from a National Academy of Sciences panel that issued a report on how regulators can improve the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s safety measurement system.

“Meeting attendees will hear from representatives of the NAS panel about their research methodology and the six recommendations they provided to FMCSA,” the Aug. 22 announcement said. “Presentation of each recommendation, will be followed by an input session. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel members and FMCSA representatives, and provide feedback intended to help shape FMCSA’s action plan.”

The meeting will be from 1-4 p.m. at the FMCSA National Training Center, 1310 N. Courthouse Road, Suite 600, in Arlington, Va.

The June 27 NAS report, titled “Improving Motor Carrier Safety Measurement, was a mandate contained in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST.

The FAST Act also requires that the agency develop an action plan to address any identified deficiencies and submit it to Congress and the Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General.

Those interested in attending this public meeting are asked to register at