Motorcoach

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.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (1 Comment)

More News

Motorcoach sales steady, but down in Q1, ABA report finds

Sales from the participating manufacturers in the first quarter of 2018 were 622 units sold versus 734 sold in 2017.

Martz Group to add 23 D4505, 18 J4500 MCI coaches

For its new 2018 models, Martz ordered the programmable interior color lighting, Wi-Fi and power outlets, the new rear window option and comfortable seating for 60 on its new, expansive J4500 coaches.

FlixBus launches in U.S. on major routes in the Southwest

For the first phase, 180 initial FlixBus connections will be operated by six regional bus partners.

Ohio's Cardinal Transportation adds 2 Van Hool TX45s

Both new 56 passenger Van Hool TX45s are equipped with Detroit Diesel DD13, 450 HP engines and Allison B500 (Gen5) six-speed automatic transmissions, and feature Amaya A2TEN leather seats with fabric inserts and three-point seat belts.

ABA, UMA first joint Congressional 'Fly-in' a success

Overall, 116 members from both organizations met with more than 150 congressional offices.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (1)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close