Public Comment Period on Safety Fitness Determination Proposed Rule Ends on June 23

Public comments on FMCSA’s Safety Fitness Determination proposed rule were scheduled to end at the close of business on June 23.

The proposed rule would replace the current three-tier federal SafeStat rating system of “satisfactory, conditional or unsatisfactory” that carriers have used since 1982 with a single determination of “unfit,” which would require the carrier to either improve or cease operations.

A carrier could be deemed unfit by failing two or more Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories through inspections, investigation results or a combination of both, the agency has said.