Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
The commission's motor carrier safety employees conduct compliance reviews of regulated firms, generally at the company terminal. These reviews involve inspecting records related to vehicle maintenance, driver qualifications, and drug and alcohol testing and inspecting vehicles used to provide service to the public.
Each company that receives a compliance review gets one of three safety ratings that denotes how well the company meets requirements for safe operations: satisfactory, conditional, and unsatisfactory. Companies that receive anything other than a satisfactory rating are re-inspected to ensure they have improved their safety practices.
Your Guide to Achieving a Satisfactory Safety Record
The commission's motor carrier safety employees provide technical assistance to regulated companies. “Technical assistance,” a term defined by the state Legislature in RCW 43.05, includes:
Motor carrier safety staff provide technical assistance in several ways, including site visits, by telephone, in writing or through email.
Transportation Safety Staff