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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is a government agency that is responsible for promoting safety in the trucking industry. It does this by setting safety standards and regulations for commercial vehicles, such as trucks and buses, and by enforcing those regulations through inspections, investigations, and other enforcement actions.

The FMCSA also provides training and education to commercial drivers, carriers, and other industry stakeholders to help them understand and comply with the safety regulations. By ensuring that trucks and buses are operated safely, the FMCSA helps to make the highways safer for all users.

The FMCSA is involved in the following activities in an effort to improve highway safety for motor carriers and non-commercial drivers.

Learn more about the FMCSA

A&IAnalysis and Information
ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act
ADASAdvanced Driver Assistance Systems
ADSAutomated Driving System
CDLCommercial Driver’s License
CDLISCommercial Driver’s License Information System
CFRCode of Federal Regulations
CLPCommercial Learner’s Permit
CMVCommercial Motor Vehicle
CRCompliance Review
CSACompliance, Safety, Accountability
CSPCooperative Safety Plan
CVSACommercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
DOTDepartment of Transportation
DVIRDriver Vehicle Inspection Report
ELDElectronic Logging Device
ELDTEntry-Level Driver Training
ETAEducational and Technical Assistance
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FMCSAFederal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
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FMPFatigue Management Program
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GCWRGross Combination Weight Rating
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GPRAMAGovernment Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010
GVWRGross Vehicle Weight Rating
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HHGHousehold Goods
HMRHazardous Materials Regulations
HMSPHazardous Materials Safety Permit
HOSHours of Service
IEPIntermodal Equipment Provider
ITInformation Technology
LCVLonger Combination Vehicle
LTCCFSLarge Truck Crash Causal Factors Study
MCPMotor Carriers of Passengers
MCSACMotor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee
MCSAPMotor Carrier Safety Assistance Program
MECMedical Examiner’s Certificate
MRBMedical Review Board
MVRMotor Vehicle Record
NAFMPNorth American Fatigue Management Program
NEWSNew Entrant Web System
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NOCNotice of Claim
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NTSBNational Transportation Safety Board
OIGOffice of Inspector General
OMBOffice of Management and Budget
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OTRBOver-the-Road Bus
PASAPre-Authorization Safety Audit
PHSMAPipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
PMCPsPrivate Motor Carriers of Passengers
PSPPre-Employment Screening Program
PUPower Units
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SAPSubstance Abuse Professional
SMSSafety Measurement System
URSUnified Registration System
URSUnified Registration System
URSAUtility for Risk-Based Screening and Assessment
USDOT / DOTU.S. Department of Transportation
VMTVehicle Miles Travelled

There are several ways trucking companies can work with the FMCSA to improve company and highway safety.

Among them include:

By partnering with the FMCSA and working together to improve safety, companies can help reduce accidents and injuries on the road and make the highways safer for everyone.

Have questions or concerns about your company’s FMCSA compliance program? Contact us for a free consultation.