FMCSA’s aggressive new approach to carrier compliance

The U.S. DOT is honing the techniques it uses to perform on-site compliance reviews of trucking companies by expanding the number of interviews performed with carrier employees and checking carriers’ social media accounts.


In the past, when FMCSA came calling to do a full on-site compliance review at company headquarters, contact with company representatives might be limited to safety directors and a handful of other administrative personnel, said Davis. “In the past,” he said, “what you’d been able to do was, as long as you had that piece of paper” showing you did the inspection, “the auditor would check the box and move on. read more at

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