Do you understand the DataQ process?

DataQ is the online system for drivers, motor carriers, Federal and State agencies, and others to file concerns about Federal and State data maintained in MCMIS and released to the public by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Who does it apply to?

Whether you are a driver or a motor carrier, we can help challenge the incorrect inspection report to get it removed from your record. When you want to challenge an incorrect violation, a crash that meets the challenge guidelines, or an inspection assigned to you by mistake, you can achieve this through the DataQ process.

Will it fix my score?

It depends. We hear it all the time, “I need help fixing a bad ‘score’, what do I need to do?”

The problem is the carrier doesn’t understand that there are different scores, they are based on different factors, and there are different ways to improve each type of score.

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Our DataQ Specialists and the DataQ System?

  • Request copies of an Inspection Report
  • Challenge incorrect, multiple-listed, or missing IEP/shipper information
  • Challenging a DOT Audit/Investigation
  • Challenging a fine as a result of a Notice of Claim or Notice of Violation
  • Citation with associated violation
  • Assigned to wrong motor carrier or driver
  • Crash duplicates
  • Records missing
  • Crash report contains incorrect information
  • Crash preventability program
How do we perform this service?
What can CNS do for you?

We have a great rapport with the FMCSA challenging DataQs. We have the expertise to know exactly what can and cannot be challenged. Our consultants are well-versed in the FMCSA rules and regulations, as well as what an officer is required to note on their report.

  • Do you need consulting to challenge a DataQ?
  • Do you need a monthly review of all roadside inspections to report which violations can be challenged?

Need ongoing DataQ help?

Our DataQ Specialists will review your roadside inspections and crash reports on a monthly basis for accuracy.

Our DataQ Specialists will provide you with a monthly report on roadside inspections and include driver recommendations.

Our DataQ Specialists will collect all supporting documents for challenges.

Our DataQ Specialists will collect all inspections reports from drivers with a briefing from the driver.

We offer an Online Portal to save all your challenges and roadside inspection reports in case of an on-site inspection. This information can be accessed from anywhere at your convenience.

What is the Crash Preventability Program?

If you have an eligible crash that occurred on or after June 1, 2017, you may submit a challenge with compelling evidence to prove the crash was Not Preventable. During the Demonstration Program, eligible crashes are limited to the following:

  • Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) was struck by a motorist driving under the influence of illegal substance (or related offense)
  • CMV was struck by a motorist driving the wrong direction
  • CMV was struck in the rear
  • CMV was struck while it was legally stopped or parked, including when the vehicle is unattended
  • CMV struck an individual committing, or attempting to commit, suicide by stepping or driving in front of the CMV
  • CMV sustained disabling damage after striking an animal in the roadway
  • Crash as a result of an infrastructure failure, falling trees, rocks, or debris
  • CMV was struck by cargo or equipment from another vehicle

Have you had an accident?

Want to Challenge a Violation?

You need to start the DataQ Process

If you have a violation or see false information about your company, you need to challenge it through the DataQ process. Violations can consist of incorrect inspection reports, a crash that meets the DataQ challenge guidelines, or an inspection assigned to you by mistake. You can also challenge any incorrect information you find about your company.

Purchase an Inspection Report Request or Review DataQ Challenge Data for $20 and a DataQ Specialist will help you out.

    After one of our DataQ Specialists reviews your information, costs associated with a challenge would be: Single Violation Challenge = $150 or Crash Challenge = $150. Note: The initial $25 payment is non-refundable, however, it will be applied to the overall cost if we are able to move forward with the challenge.
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