Industry Links - Additional Resources
- A. M. Best - A.M. Best Company, The Insurance Information Source, offers comprehensive data to insurance professionals. Founded in 1899 by Alfred M. Best, A.M. Best is the world's oldest and most authoritative source of insurance company ratings and information. Its Best's Ratings are the industry's standard measure of insurer financial performance
- Limo Pros - Worldwide Limousine Experts - Limopros.com has one simple mission: To provide the consumer with easy online access to pre-screened limousine and ground transportation companies with just a few clicks of the button.
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- SAFER - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has provided carrier safety data to industry and the public for many years via telephone requests. The Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER) System now makes it possible to offer this information electronically. Limited SAFER functions are now provided free of charge over the Internet. Access is provided to Carrier Snapshots, a concise electronic record of a carrier’s identification, size, commodity information, and safety record, including the safety rating (if any), a roadside out-of-service inspection summary, and crash information. The carrier snapshot is available via an ad-hoc query (one carrier at a time).
Developed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and maintained by the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, under contract to the FMCSA, SAFER uses carrier information from existing government motor carrier safety data bases. Presently, it consists of interstate carrier data and several states' intrastate data. Operational data such as inspections and crashes are generally only presented for interstate carriers, but plans are to include them for the intrastate carriers at a later time.The SAFER system is a component of the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) which is being designed to increase roadway safety, reduce motorist delays and air pollution, and improve the overall productivity of commercial vehicle operations (CVO) through the use of advanced technology. The FMCSA is currently testing and evaluating ITS technologies to enhance intrastate and interstate commercial vehicle operations. The current focus is on creating transparent borders for interstate commercial vehicles and improving the safety of commercial vehicle operations.
The SAFER system is now being expanded to include the capability to provide carrier, vehicle, and driver safety and credential information to fixed and mobile roadside inspection stations. This information will allow the roadside inspector to select vehicles and/or drivers for inspection based on the number of prior carrier inspections, as well as carrier, vehicle, and driver safety and credential historical information.