Finally, see the letter to Ms. Ferro from Paul Stewart, an excellent attorney and ASECTT member which provides an analysis of SMS Methodology and the historical context of the much criticized SafeStat scoring system which SMS Methodology mimics.
Two independent government agencies, GAO and IG have now issued reports critical of SMS Methodology.
Among other things that SMS Methodology:
Yet, not withstanding consistent criticism from all industry segments, the Agency seems undeterred in its attempts to tout SMS Methodology as ripe, fit, and intended for shipper and broker use. In addition, the Obama administration has included $184 million in next years budget for Compliance, Safety and Accountibilty (SMS) (see Transport Topics 3/1014, p.41).
If ASECTT constituents including member trade associations and individual members wish to join ATA, ASECTT and others in asking the administrator to remove SMS Methodology, we would appreciate receiving a copy of your correspondence.