What is the FMCSA?

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FMCSA stands for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. It is an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that was created in 2000. Its primary aim is to improve the safety performance of commercial vehicles, (e.g., large trucks, buses) and minimize accidents across the United States trucking industry.

Duties include researching, developing, testing and enforcing safety standards for commercial motor vehicles and commercial driver’s license holders.

The FMCSA also issues USDOT numbers and operating authority to trucking companies.

The FMCSA’s main programs

The CSA (compliance, safety, accountability) program

The CSA program uses safety data and the safety measurement system to help rank trucking companies and identify high-risk and dangerous trucking fleets and improve safety across the motor carrier industry.

Read more about the CSA.

Hours of Service (HOS)

HOS are federal regulations to limit the hours of operations for truck drivers and CMV operators. These regulations include rules around the use of ELDs.

Read more about HOS.

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