FMCSA Altering Motor Carrier Scoring

Jul 24, 2018
Trucking Safety

Welcome to the page dedicated to discussing the changes that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is introducing regarding motor carrier scoring. At the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr, we specialize in providing legal assistance and expertise in the area of transportation law, including helping motor carriers understand and navigate these important updates.

Understanding FMCSA Motor Carrier Scoring

The FMCSA is responsible for regulating and enforcing safety regulations in the motor carrier industry. One aspect of their oversight is the implementation of a scoring system that assesses the safety performance of motor carriers. This scoring system helps identify carriers that may pose a higher risk on the road, allowing the FMCSA to take appropriate action to ensure public safety.

The recent changes announced by the FMCSA have significant implications for motor carriers in terms of compliance and safety. It is crucial for carriers to stay informed about these updates to avoid penalties, maintain their safety records, and protect their businesses.

The Impact of FMCSA Alterations

The alterations proposed by the FMCSA aim to enhance the existing safety measurement system, known as Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA). The CSA program identifies carriers with safety concerns and facilitates interventions to address these issues. The proposed changes seek to improve the accuracy and reliability of the CSA program, ultimately leading to a safer and more efficient transportation industry.

Motor carriers affected by these modifications will need to adjust their operations accordingly. It is imperative to understand the specifics of the alterations and their potential impact on business practices, documentation, and compliance procedures. Failure to adapt to these changes can result in penalties, lower safety scores, and potential reputational damage.

How the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr Can Help

With our extensive experience in transportation law and our in-depth understanding of the FMCSA's regulatory framework, we are well-prepared to assist motor carriers in navigating the alterations to motor carrier scoring. Our team of dedicated attorneys is committed to providing comprehensive legal guidance that ensures our clients are compliant and able to maintain a strong safety record.

Legal Consultation

Our law office offers personalized legal consultations to motor carriers seeking assistance in understanding the FMCSA changes. We can analyze your current practices, review your safety protocols, and provide tailored advice on how to align your operations with the new scoring system. Our goal is to help you mitigate any risks and ensure compliance with the evolving regulatory landscape.

Regulatory Compliance Support

Compliance with FMCSA regulations is critical for every motor carrier. Our legal team can support you in developing robust compliance programs that encompass the altered motor carrier scoring criteria. We can identify any gaps in your current practices and help you implement necessary changes to align with the new requirements effectively.

Representation in Legal Matters

In the event that a motor carrier encounters legal challenges related to the alterations in motor carrier scoring, our attorneys are prepared to provide strong representation. We can help defend your interests and advocate for fair treatment, whether it involves appealing penalties, addressing compliance violations, or resolving disputes with regulatory authorities.


At the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr, we understand the significance of the FMCSA's alterations to motor carrier scoring. Our commitment to excellence and comprehensive legal support makes us your trusted partner in navigating these changes. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and ensure your motor carrier operation remains compliant and well-equipped to thrive in this evolving regulatory environment.

Anji Barnard
What are the changes?
Nov 11, 2023
Yoav Lurie
Interesting update.
Oct 18, 2023