A decision regarding a lawsuit filed by three motor carrier groups against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is expected to be reached by the end of this week.
The groups (National Association of Small Trucking Companies, the Expedite Alliance of North America and the Air & Expedited Motor Carriers Association) filed a suit against the FMSCA in an attempt to hold off on the CSA 2010’s release of carrier safety scores to the public until the ratings are more accurate.
According to truckinginfo.com, the FMCSA rebutted the groups’ argument that releasing the information too soon would cause harm to carriers’ reputation, saying that the argument “has no merit” since “similar data has been publicly available for more than a decade without producing the ruinous consequences forecast by petitioners, and petitioners’ various contentions that the new data is misleading and inaccurate do not withstand scrutiny” (http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/news-detail.asp?news_id=72391).
The arguments were proposed earlier this week and now the motor carrier groups and FMCSA await a decision. If the court sides with the carrier groups, the FMCSA will temporarily withhold the CSA 2010 data from public access until concerns are worked out.
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