Airport Ground Transportation Association. March 12, 2012 Orlando, Florida Peter Chandler, Team Leader Commercial Passenger Carrier Safety Division. Topics to be Covered. Airport Related Transportation and Interstate Commerce FMCSA’s Commercial Requirements
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March 12, 2012
Peter Chandler, Team Leader
Commercial Passenger Carrier Safety Division
Even if you company is not required to obtain operating authority, a for-hire motor carrier transporting passengers in interstate commerce is subject to the same Federal financial responsibility requirements.
Direct compensation means payment made to the motor carrier by the passengers or the individual acting on behalf of the passengers for the transportation services provided, and not included in a total package charge or other assessment for highway transportation services.
Motor carriers operating 9 to 15 passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicles for direct compensation, regardless of the distance traveled, in interstate commerce are subject to the safety standards in part 385 and parts 390 through 396 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
Motor carriers are subject to these same regulations when their vehicle has a gross vehicle weight or gross vehicle weight rating of 10,001 or more pounds and transports passengers in interstate commerce, even if the vehicle is designed and used to transport 8 or less passengers.
Motor carriers operating 9 to 15 passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicles not for direct compensation, regardless of the distance traveled, in interstate commerce are required to:
We believe CSA has improved the efficiency and effectiveness of FMCSA’s enforcement and compliance program. CSA better enables FMCSA to achieve the Agency’s mission to reduce commercial motor vehicle crashes, fatalities, and injuries.
Raise the bar for motor carriers to enter the industry
Maintain a high standard of safety and compliance to remain in the industry
Remove unsafe drivers and motor carriers from the roadways
New intervention processEmploys an array of interventions instead of the sole option of a labor-intensive compliance review
Passenger Carriers may have a focused investigation if they have had a comprehensive investigation within the last 12 months.
New approach to Safety Fitness Determination (SFD)
In the future, the safety rating will be tied to current safety performance and not limited to results of acute and critical violations from a compliance review.
BASICs focus on behaviors linked to crash risk
Passenger carriers that are designated as high risk for one monthly assessment and have had no comprehensive or focused investigation within the previous 12 months must be investigated within 90 days.
For more information about CSA, please visit: http://csa.fmcsa.dot.gov
The “Look Before You Book” campaign with the SaferBus app as its primary feature grew out of the discussions related to the National Motorcoach Safety Summit.
You can contact the FMCSA Passenger Carrier Safety Division by e-mail at:
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