Using the Safety Management Cycle (SMC) to Manage Compliance and Improve Safety

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FMCSA created the Safety Management Cycle to help investigators guide motor carriers in diagnosing breakdowns in safety management and discovering root causes of compliance problems. It’s an iterative process that carriers can use to uncover gaps in their safety programs that may lead to increases in crashes or violations.

Watch this educational session featuring Sean Garney, Co-Director of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, for an in-depth virtual training that reviews what the Safety Management Cycle is, what are the steps, and why it matters for your fleet.

You’ll learn:

  • How to apply the SMC to your operation to uncover safety or compliance deficits before FMCSA does
  • Real life examples of problems uncovered using SMC and solutions to solve them
  • How to analyze operational factors like hours of service and unsafe driving to prevent crashes and violations