FMCSA rolls out new safety data app for motorcoach

Posted on March 19, 2015

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a new smartphone app that will allow for more convenient access to currently available online safety performance information for motorcoach and interstate truck companies.

“By making currently available safety information on interstate truck and bus companies more easily accessible for both law enforcement personnel and the general public, we are providing greater transparency while making our roadways safer for everyone,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Safety is our highest priority, so we are committed to using every resource available at our finger tips to ensure the safety of travelers,”

Called “QCMobile,” (QC standing for “Query Central”), the new app is expected to be a particularly valuable tool for state and federal law enforcement personnel, as well as insurers, brokers, freight-forwarders, and others interested in reviewing the U.S. DOT registration and safety performance information of motor carriers.

Law enforcement officers and commercial motor vehicle safety inspectors use customized software at the roadside to log-into national safety databases to obtain highly detailed safety information on all interstate truck and bus companies.

The new QCMobile app, which requires no log-in, immediately reveals whether the federal operating status of the carrier is authorized while helping to expedite an “inspect/pass” decision by a certified commercial vehicle safety inspector.

QCMobile retrieves data from a number of FMCSA sources and provides a clear summary of the results. Law enforcement officers and safety inspectors then have the option of retrieving more detailed information on carriers covering their seven Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories that are a part of FMCSA’s cornerstone safety program, Compliance, Safety, Accountability.

The free QCMobile app is available for both Apple and Android devices.

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