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Accident Preventability/Automated Trucks

As a culmination of several years of ATA advocacy, July 28, FMCSA will publish in the Federal Register details of their demonstration program to begin reviewing carrier submitted crashes meeting certain criteria to determine preventability. Crashes deemed not preventable will be labeled as such on a carrier's CSA profile and logged-in users will be able to view their CSA score both with the crash removed and with it still included. While the final plan is imperfect, it is a significant step in the right direction and will hopefully result in a more permanent solution that recognizes some accidents as non-preventable. Special thanks to Rob Abbott who was instrumental in pushing for this during his time at ATA and, of course, to this committee for your very helpful feedback throughout. Here is a summary of the proposal and the Federal Register noticed set to be published today.

ATA's Automated Truck (AT) Subcommittee has been working to draft policy positions for ATA on issues related to Automated Technology. Because Automated Technology has the potential to have a dramatic impact on truck safety, the AT Subcommittee has asked that the Safety Policy Committee review the attached draft ATA policy positions, particularly the first set of bullets under the heading of "Safety", and provide any comments or suggestions for consideration by the AT Subcommittee prior to proposing these policies to ATA Executive Committee and Board at the upcoming MCE. The AT Subcommittee has requested your input no later than August 15th.

Information via ATA

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