The Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established as a separate administration
within the U.S. Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000, pursuant
to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. Their primary mission
is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks
and buses . FMCSA is headquartered in Washington, DC. They employ more
than 1,000 individuals, in all 50 States and the District of Columbia.
In carrying out its safety mandate, FMCSA
develops and enforces data-driven regulations that balance motor carrier
(truck and bus companies) safety with industry efficiency; harnesses safety
information systems to focus on higher risk carriers in enforcing the
safety regulations; and targets educational messages to carriers, commercial
drivers, and the public. FMCSA partners with stakeholders including Federal,
State, and local enforcement agencies, the motor carrier industry, safety
groups, and organized labor on efforts to reduce bus and
The new FMCSRs require certain driver
to maintain a log of their driving activities. For more information about
this log or who must maintain the log, please visit the Logs page of this website.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
(FMCSA)of the US Department of Transportation requires employers to train
employees on all DOT subjects that pertain to those employees. It is the
responsibility of the employeer to determine which DOT, HAZMAT or FMCSR
regulations are applicable and then to train employees on those subjects.
This website has been designed to assists employers in finding the appropriate
information, regulations and training materials. To view training programs
and information about training programs please visit our Training
Many workplaces that comply with DOT regulations
must also comply with OSHA safety regulations. For books, posters, videos,
DVDS and other resources to comply with OSHA regulations, please visit this website.