US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Agency


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Agency (FMCSA), a component of the US Department of Transportation. Their primary mission is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. FMCSA develops and enforces data-driven regulations that balance motor carrier (truck and bus companies) safety with industry efficiency; identifies higher risk carriers in enforcing the safety regulations, educates carriers, commercial drivers, and the public; and 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 truck-related crashes.

Associated Inventory

Commercial Drivers License Information System (CDLIS)
Safety and Fitness Electronic Record (SAFER)

Operational Concepts

AreaRole and Responsibility
Archived Data SystemsProvide data concerning commercial vehicle operations to systems in the US that maintain this archived data.
Commercial Vehicle OperationsStore and maintains accident, violation, and safety records on commercial vehicles, drivers, and carriers and provide the information upon request to the states for electronic clearance and roadside safety activities.
Provide state and provincial commercial vehicle operations agencies with up-to-date verification of a driver's credentials during clearance and/or inspection activity.