Mar 18 2015

FMCSA Smartphone App

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced on Tuesday, March 17th, that they have launched a new smartphone app. This app provides access to online safety performance information for interstate truck fleets.

U.S. Transport Secretary Anthony Foxx stated “by making currently available safety information on interstate truck more easily accessible for both law enforcement personal and the general public, we are providing greater transparency while making our roadways safer for everyone.”

“FMCSA will continue to use all the tools, resources and partnerships available to further strengthen commercial vehicle safety across the country,” stated FMCSA Acting Administrator Scott Darling. “Aggressive safety enforcement research and technology development and deployment, combined with strong stakeholder participation will continue to be directed toward removing unsafe trucks and buses from our roadways and protecting every traveler from needless harm.”

The new app, which is called QCMobile, is expected to be a particularly valuable tool for state and federal law enforcement personal as well as brokers, freight-forwarders, insurers and others interested in reviewing the USDOT registration and safety performance information of motor carriers. The app, which requires no login information, will immediately reveal whether the federal operating status of the carrier is authorized while helping to expedite an inspect/pass decision by a certified commercial vehicle safety inspector.

QCMobile retrieves data from a number of FMCSA sources and provides a summary of the results. After that, law enforcement officers and safety inspectors will have the option of retrieving more detailed information on carriers covering their seven Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs) that are part of the FMCSA’s safety program, Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA).

FMCSA has been proactively working on implementing provisions of the Moving Ahead Program in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), as well as advancing core safety initiatives, including the CSA program. CSA is designed to reduce the number and severity of crashes involving large trucks and buses by providing detailed information that outline the potential safety concern while also implementing corrective action.

The QCMobile app is now available for both Apple and Android devices.

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