FMCSA Correlation Study Action Plan Public Meeting

Arlington, Virginia
Friday, September 08, 2017

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

Correlation Study Action Plan Public Meeting Agenda

Friday, September 8, 2017; 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

FMCSA National Training Center

1310 N. Courthouse Road, Suite 6000

Arlington, VA 22201-2508

Friday, September 8, 2017

1:00-1:15 PM




1:15-1:30 PM

Meeting Objectives and Background



1:30-2:00 PM

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Correlation Study Methodology Overview

NAS Panel Members


2:00-3:30 PM

Review of NAS Recommendations and Question/Answer Opportunity

NAS Panel Members


Recommendation 1 – Development of IRT Model

Recommendation 2 – Collaboration with States to improve quality of the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) data in support of SMS, focusing on carrier exposure and crash data.

Recommendation 3 – Collection of additional data that will likely benefit the recommended methodology for safety assessment.

Recommendation 4 – Provide a user-friendly version of the MCMIS data file used as input to SMS without any personally identifiable information to facilitate its use by external parties, such as researchers, and by carriers.

Recommendation 5 - Undertake a study to better understand the statistical operating characteristics of the percentile ranks to support decisions regarding the usability of public scores.

Recommendation 6 – Restructure use of absolute and relative metrics within the Safety Measurement System.

3:30-4:00 PM

Public Comments

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Contact Information

  • Inquiries about the facilities or to request special assistance at the meeting (by September 1, 2017):

    Ms. Sharon Worthy, Director of External Affairs, FMCSA  
    (202)-366-2309 or

    Inquiries about the Correlation Study:

    Ms. Theresa Rowlett, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Enforcement, FMCSA
    (202)360-2924 or

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