Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Dear ASECTT Member:

ASECTT has joined ATA and others in calling for Administrator Ferro to voluntarily remove publication of SMS Methodology from the web. See Tom Sanderson's letter.

The Inspector General report on SMS Methodology was issued on March 7, 2014. See Fleet Owner Article "DOT IG faults CSA data quality, interventions" by Avery Vice, and the CCJ Article "DOT Inspector General audit points out more shortcomings in CSA" by Kevin Jones. The IG did not consider the effectiveness of the SMS Methodology, but noted that only 10 states had fully implemented SMS interventions and that needed software would not be available until May of 2015. See document on the IG Report.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

GAO Study Released

Dear ASECTT Members,

ASECTT wishes to be the first to provide you with a copy of the 111 page GAO audit of SMS Methodology. It should gladden your heart to know that someone in government has provided a thoroughgoing study and understands the issues we have been raising. The GAO is to be complimented on its thoroughness.  

View the GAO Study here.

Yours Truly,

Comments on Proposed Enhancements to the Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System (SMS) Public Web Site

Dear ASECTT member:
Attached is a copy of our Comments regarding “Proposed Enhancements to the Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System (SMS) Public Web Site,” Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0392.  We included some new peer group analyses which further reinforces our conclusions that the agency’s grade on the curve methodology is fatally flawed and cannot withstand an objective evaluation of its merits.  Hopefully we have reminded the agency that its proposed PR campaign ignores material issues which must be addressed.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013