Mark Schedler - DOT Sr. Editor - J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
May 18 , 2018
In the event of an erroneous violation on a roadside inspection report, the DataQs system provides an electronic means of filing a request to the FMCSA or state agency to review the violation(s) in question. You and the FMCSA have a vested interest in accurate federal and state data being released to the public via the CSA website.
A motor carrier, driver, or other stakeholder can take 15 to 20 minutes to register for DataQs via the FMCSA Portal or through the DataQs system directly. DataQs is open to the public, and the website provides an online help function to walk users through the process.
Requests for data corrections require simple forms to be filled in with information from the relevant report, such as the report number, date, and time of event, state, and an explanation for why the data should be changed. All information is routed to the organization responsible for the data. Electronic correspondence is used to communicate with the requestor when additional information is needed.
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