The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) has released its 2012-2016 Strategic Plan to increase Highway Safety Standards for Highrisk Carriers. It is the second strategic plan since the Administration was established in 2000.
FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro says, “We are committed to saving lives by reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving commercial motor vehicle (CMV) transportation”
The report details how the FMCSA plans to:
• Enhance safety in every aspect of the CMV transportation system from warehouse to roadway to boardroom;
• Leverage stakeholders in a common CMV safety agenda;
• Ensure accountability, quality data, and leveraged technology for informed decisions impacting CMV transportation safety; and
• Inspire and energize their workforce and partners to tackle their toughest CMV safety challenges with new innovative ideas and programs.
Ferro goes on to say, “The successes we have realized in reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities are great, but there is more to be done. Every life is precious, and even one fatality is one too many. This new Strategic Plan is our road map that charts our course for the next five years.”
The Strategic Plan works to strengthen partnerships with “Federal, State, local, tribal, and foreign governments; reach out to all stakeholders–our citizens, the industry and related associations, drivers, victims and advocacy groups; and collaborate effectively with other DOT safety agencies.”
The FMCSA hopes this Strategic Plan will strengthen their cause, and prevent crashes, injuries and fatalities involving Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs).