Regulations pertaining Motor Carrier Safety Policy implementations and benefits.
Per 49 CFR § 385.3 and 49 CFR § 385.7, all companies engaged in interstate commerce must have in place a series of Safety Management Controls, which are the systems, policies programs, practices, and procedures used by a motor carrier to ensure compliance with applicable safety regulations. Having a company safety policy is the first step in creating effective Safety Management Controls. However, if a safety policy is not enforced, it will serve no value to the company, and will not assist in FMCSA Audits or Compliance Reviews. On the other hand, if a company can demonstrate actionable enforcement of its safety policies, this will assist the company as it seeks to improve its safety scores and/or its safety rating.