Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act – MAP21

MAP21 - Putting Performance into Action
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The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, also known as MAP-21, is a law that includes provisions intended to improve security reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.

Many of the provisions in MAP-21 track the Agency’s strategic framework to improve commercial motor vehicle safety by supporting its three core principles:

  1. Raise the bar to enter the industry and operate on the roads;
  2. Hold motor carrier and drivers to the highest safety standards to continue operations; and
  3. Remove the highest risk drivers, vehicles, and carriers from the roads and prevent them from operating.

Countries are implementing legislature and safety mandates that are raising the bar for transportation companies to improve their safety records and asset management processes. Predikto is working with some of the largest transportation companies in North America to facilitate the deployment of Predictive Analytics solutions to predict asset failures and prevent safety hazards. Predictive Analytics solutions can take into account historical maintenance records, prior asset failures, and current operating conditions of the equipment to identify “High Risk” situations and remove the highest risk drivers, vehicles, assets, and carriers from roads and railroad tracks.

In future posts we will be talking about specific sections of interest for predictive analytics, such as Transit Asset Management (Sec. 5326), Public Transportation Safety Program (Sec. 5329), and State of Good Repairs (sec. 5337).