KLD began work on the Crash Preventability Determination Program (CPDP) at its launch in 2019. This program was created by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to help commercial trucking companies make their safety scores more meaningful, by removing crashes that could not be prevented. KLD formerly helped to develop the parameters and methodologies of this program by our work on the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program.

Working as a subcontractor to Changeis, Inc. on the Support for Communications and Operations Research and Analysis (SCOAR) contract, KLD provides multiple tiers of expertise in the analysis of causal factors of crashes involving commercial motor vehicles. KLD’s analysts adjudicate the eligibility of the submissions to the program, determine what causal factors may be attributed to the commercial vehicle, and submit a recommendation to FMCSA as to the preventability of the crash. Crashes that are determined to be Not Preventable are not counted against the motor carrier’s safety records.