The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) has come out with changes to the New Entrant Safety Assurance Program for US and Canada based motor carriers. It covers the time table and requirements a new entrant must fulfill along with information regarding safety audits and compliance reviews. It also covers what components make up the audit process and their associated reg numbers. It lists the changes to the roadside inspection process and the 7 incidents that would trigger corrective action. Then, depending on the severity of the offense, the corrective action or expedited corrective action that can take place. It also explains the availability of an administrative review if the carrier feels that the finding of the inspection is incorrect.
A list of violations that would automatically fail the new entrant by category is listed including alcohol and drug violations, driver violations, and operations violations. Finally, the result of a failed safety audit, information on associated HHG (household goods) and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance and “chameleon carriers” is covered. To read more on the topic visit www.fmcsa.dot.gov or call the FMCSA Information hotline at 1-800-832-5660. Also to read more on this view this pamphlet :NE Brochure (revised 1-14-10)