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1 Office of Research and Information Technology Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Update: Key Initiatives & Rulemakings Presentation to the AASHTO 2011 Subcommittee for Highway Transport 92 nd Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX Jeffrey S. Loftus Chief, Technology Division June 28, 2011

2 1 Office of Research and Information Technology 1 Outline  Administrator's Priorities  Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN)  Smart Roadside Initiative  Connected Vehicle Program  CSA Program  Rulemakings  Hours of Service  Electronic Onboard Recorders  Reauthorization/FY 2012 Budget

3 2 Office of Research and Information Technology Administrator’s Priorities  3 Core Principles:  Raise the safety bar to enter the industry;  Maintain a high safety standard to remain in the industry;  Remove high-risk carriers, drivers and vehicles from operating 2

4 3 Office of Research and Information Technology CVISN Goals & Objectives  Goals  Improve safety  Simplify operations, improve efficiency and freight mobility  Improve security  Achieve nationwide deployment, with all jurisdictions participating  Objectives  Improve safety and productivity of MCs, CVs and drivers  Improve efficiency and effectiveness of CV safety programs through targeted enforcement  Improve CV data sharing within states and between states and FMCSA  Reduce federal/state and industry regulatory and administrative costs

5 4 Office of Research and Information Technology Page 4 Core CVISN Functions CVISN Architecture (Technical Infrastructure) Electronic Screening Program Areas Safety Information Exchange Sharing of safety data and supporting credentials data among State agencies Interstate data exchange Use of ASPEN inspection software Credentials Administration Automated processing of IRP and IFTA credentials Interstate data exchange and funds transfer via IRP and IFTA Clearinghouses Automated weight and credentials screening (at fixed or mobile site) Mainstreaming and Deployment Planning (Organizational Infrastructure)

6 5 Office of Research and Information Technology Page 5 Expanded CVISN  Further improve commercial motor vehicle safety, security, and mobility/productivity  Customized deployments by States  Electronic credentialing to additional credentials  Intrastate credentials  Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)  Oversize/Overweight permitting  Single sign-on portal  Advanced roadside technology Deployment— Smart Roadside Initiative (SRI) applications  Virtual compliance stations/Virtual weigh stations  Augmented electronic screening sites  Mobile screening functionality

7 6 Office of Research and Information Technology  Goal is to create data rich roadside environment to improve CMV safety and freight mobility  Programs/projects include:  Wireless Roadside Inspections;  Universal Truck Identification;  Virtual Weigh Station/Electronic Screening; and  Truck Parking Programs (FMCSA's “Smart Park” and FHWA’s “SAFETEA-LU Section 1305 Program”)  Partnership with FHWA and RITA on SRI prototype application in  More info available at: Smart Roadside Initiative

8 7 Office of Research and Information Technology Core CVISN ElementJurisdictions Safety Information Exchange - ASPEN or equivalent51 - SAFER (upload at least IRP data)34 - CVIEW or equivalent (upload/download IRP and IFTA)32 Credentials Administration - IRP38 - IFTA (includes tax filing)34 - IRP Clearinghouse48 - IFTA Clearinghouse47 Electronic Screening39 CVISN Core Deployment by Functional Area

9 8 Office of Research and Information Technology CVISN State Deployment Status CVISN Core Deployment (21 States plus DC) June 2011 SD ND NM CO WY UT MT AZ NV ID CA OR WA AK MN TX OK KS NE GA FL MS IN MI IL LA AR MO IA WI RI CT ME NY PA WV VA OH KY TN NC SC NJ DE MD DC NHVT CVISN Core Planning and Design (3 States) Expanded CVISN – Completed Core Deployment (26 States) HI AL

10 9 Office of Research and Information Technology 2011 CVISN Deployment Grant Program  Program reinitiated in May 2011  Available funding -- $25 million  Up to $2.5 Million for Core per State  Up to $1.0 Million for Expanded per State  Grant Period from June 1 – June 30, 2011  15 States have expressed interest  FY 2012 Grant Announcement (Fall 2011)

11 10 Office of Research and Information Technology CVISN Program Measurement Dashboard Screen 10

12 11 Office of Research and Information Technology Vehicle Safety Communications Connected Vehicle Environment

13 12 Office of Research and Information Technology Vehicle Safety Communications Intersection Collision Avoidance  Greater situational awareness Your vehicle can “see” nearby vehicles and knows roadway conditions you can’t/don’t see  Reduce or eliminate crashes thru: Driver Advisories Driver Warnings Vehicle Control Work Zone Notification Vehicle Safety Communications have the potential to address 82% of crash scenarios for unimpaired drivers

14 13 Office of Research and Information Technology V2V versus V2I  Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V): Vehicles talk to each other  Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I): Vehicles talk to infrastructure (Roadside, bridges, speed or curvature warning signs, traffic lights, railroad crossings, etc)

15 14 Office of Research and Information Technology Safety Applications and Crash Types Off Roadway Rear-End Crossing Paths 25 % 9 % 28 % 23 % Lane Change Other Lane Departure Warning Lane Keeping Curve Speed Warning Forward Crash Warning Adaptive Cruise Control Brake Assist Automatic Braking V2V & V2I Communications Stop Sign & Signal Violation Warnings 2005 GES - Includes all vehicle types Low clearance bridge warning Railroad crossing warning

16 15 Office of Research and Information Technology Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA)  FMCSA’s new enforcement model  Separate the safety fitness determination process from the comprehensive on-site compliance review (CR)  Assess the safety performance of a larger population of carriers than the current CR approach, based on data  Achieve a greater reduction in large truck and bus crashes, fatalities and injuries

17 16 Office of Research and Information Technology Four Major Elements of CSA  Measurement (inspection, investigation and crash data) – Replace SafeStat with the Safety Measurement System (SMS)  Interventions  Safety Fitness Determination  Information Technology

18 17 Office of Research and Information Technology CSA - BASICS FMCSA will monitor 7 key behaviors linked to CMV crash risks: 1.Unsafe Driving 2.Fatigued Driving 3.Driver Fitness which includes licensing and medical compliance standards 4.Crash History 5.Vehicle Maintenance 6.Improper Loading and Cargo 7.Controlled Substances - Drugs and Alcohol

19 18 Office of Research and Information Technology CSA Timeline  April 12 - November 30, Motor carriers were allowed to preview their own data by seeing their roadside inspections/violations and crash events organized by BASIC scores.  Fall/Winter SafeStat was replaced by the Safety Measurement System (SMS). SMS is available to the public, including shippers and insurance companies.  FMCSA will begin to issuing Warning Letters to carriers with deficient BASICs. Roadside inspectors will use the Carrier SMS results to identify carriers for inspection.

20 19 Office of Research and Information Technology Safety Fitness Determination (SFD)  Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) would change the current rules under 49 CFR Part 385.  Separate the SFD process from the on-site comprehensive compliance review (CR); safety assessment could be made without a CR.  Allow FMCSA to issue an “unfit” determination based off the CSA BASICs.  NPRM anticipated in 2011.

21 20 Office of Research and Information Technology Hours of Service (HOS)  October 2009 – Settlement agreement between FMCSA and safety advocates to initiate a new HOS rulemaking:  Submit NPRM to the Office of Management and Budget by July 26, 2010  Publish Final Rule by July 26, 2011  December 2009, February 2010 – Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) ideas and concepts  January 2010, March 2010 – Listening Sessions  NPRM published December 2010

22 21 Office of Research and Information Technology Hours of Service NPRM  10 or 11 hours driving time limit (dual proposal)  14-hour driving window  13-hour on-duty time limit within the 14-hour window  Mandatory 30-minute break during the workday  Limit the 34-hour restart to once per week; must include two midnight to 6:00 am periods.  Status - Final Rule – October 2011

23 22 Office of Research and Information Technology Electronic On-Board Recorders (EOBRs)  Final rule published: April 5, 2010,  New technical standards for EOBR technology.  Mandatory use of EOBRs for carriers with significant HOS non-compliance.  Incentives to promote voluntary use of EOBRs.  EOBRs voluntarily installed in CMVs manufactured on or after June 4, 2012 must meet the new requirements under §  Automatic Onboard Recording Devices that meet the current requirements (§ ) and voluntarily installed in CMVs manufactured before June 4, 2012, may be used indefinitely.

24 23 Office of Research and Information Technology EOBRs & HOS Supporting Documents NPRM  February 1, 2011 NPRM – proposed broader mandate for EOBRs, and proposed a definition of “supporting documents” and the number of documents that have to be maintained.  March 10, 2011 – Extended the comment period to May 23 rd  April 13, 2011 – Notice requesting public comment on harassment; comment period ended May 23 rd

25 24 Office of Research and Information Technology  FMCSA operating under an extension to SAFETEA-LU – Expires on September 30,  Motor carrier safety budget request for FY 2012 is $606 million. Reauthorization/FY 2012 Budget

26 25 Office of Research and Information Technology Discussion  Questions?

27 26 Office of Research and Information Technology Thank You Contact Information Jeff Loftus Chief, Technology Division Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE Suite W Washington, D.C FMCSA Technology website :


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