Verifying motor carrier safety information based on an organizational requirements can be a cumbersome undertaking for any organizations with substantial transportation and shipping fleets. To address this business need, Ebix has developed a solution with comprehensive and effective processes to access carriers’ DOT safety information. Ebix seeks to offer solutions to organizations and assisting them to access necessary information related to carriers for incident prevention, continued improvement and evaluating performance.
Ebix works closely with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and its agencies to gain access to large volumes of carrier safety data. The Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER) System offers company safety data via internet. The data found on SAFER website is provided by the Motor Carrier Management Information System, a database administered by the FMCSA.
Ebix can deliver over 50 data elements for each company record including the following:
To access required safety information, Clients’ provide Ebix with carrier USDOT numbers for those carriers on whom carrier safety information is desired.
Ebix then extracts Census File Documentation from FMCSA. FMCSA data contains demographic and safety information for over 1 million interstate commercial carriers and hazardous material shippers. The file from which the extract is generated is updated monthly. Ebix converts the information into a comprehensive format so that data can be used by applying multiple filters per organization’s requirements. Once done, Ebix pivots the data and creates multiple reports out of it which are made available to the organizations.