Roadside Inspection Violations
I had a citation associated with a roadside inspection violation dismissed in a judicial proceeding—can I change my safety record?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is committed to improving the quality and uniformity of the information in its data systems.
Under the adjudicated citations policy, you can request that your safety record in FMCSA’s data systems reflects the adjudication results for citations associated with roadside inspection violations. The process applies to inspections conducted on or after August 23, 2014.
Your Safety Record
FMCSA’s Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) provides secure, electronic access to a commercial driver’s five-year crash and three-year inspection history from the Agency’s Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS).
Motor carriers may rely on that information to make hiring decisions, so it is up to you to make sure your safety record is complete and has the most current information possible.
Your Company’s Safety Record
Every roadside inspection counts. FMCSA’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) collects data from every roadside inspection and uses that data to prioritize motor carriers with safety performance and compliance problems for interventions, such
as warning letters or investigations. The SMS is a great tool for carriers, including owner-operators, and drivers to use to monitor their company’s safety performance and compliance—and to identify areas in need of improvement.