Next month, a federal appeals court is going to hear arguments concerning the US government and whether they followed the shipping law when it implemented the Compliance, Safety, Accountability ratings program.
The Alliance for SEC Truck Transportation filed a suit last year claiming that the FMCSA didn’t follow the formal rulemaking procedures before publicizing the CSA scores and instructing shipping companies/brokers to consider them when hiring carriers.
The Alliance is made up of shippers, brokers, and carriers. They are asking the court to force the FMCSA to not disclose the Safety Measurement System scores to the public and to submit the shipper/broker guidance for public comment before finalizing it.
The case will be heard September 10, 2013 by a three-judge…