The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will study whether the method of paying truck drivers has any relationship to safety, the agency announced.
“Should the study show that there is a relationship between the methods drivers are paid and the methods’ effect on safe-driving performance, a potential benefit of the study will be to provide carrier companies with information that will help them make more informed decisions about safe operations,” FMCSA said in an Aug. 29 Federal Register notice.
The agency also said it will look at other “potential confounding variables” ranging from the type of vehicle operation, size of carrier, whether for-hire, private or owner-operated and whether the carrier can be characterized as a truckload, less-than-truckload, regional, tanker or other type of carrier.
The agency is accepting public comment on the notice until Oct. 28.
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Posted on Tue, September 2, 2014
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