Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Enforcing Trucking Safety Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000 and its primary goal is to make our roadways safer for the public and commercial motor vehicles. It achieves this by placing safety as their highest priority.

The FMCSA continues work with Federal, State and local agencies to reduce and ideally eliminate crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving commercial motor vehicles. FMCSA will use education, regulations, enforcement, research, and innovative technology to achieve a safer transportation environment.

The FMCSA review companies on accountability and compliance, performance measures, safety measures and other various activities. Examples of some violations include but are not limited to, employing drivers who do not possess valid commercial driver’s licenses, employing unskilled, untrained drivers, and exceeding weight limits.

Upon review, if a company is found to be in violation of any of these, they will be shut down. The FMSCA has ordered the closure of multiple companies in the last few months and is continuing its enforcement of trucking safety rules. So be aware of the rules and regulations set forth and stay compliant so everyone will be safer on the road.

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