Department of Transportation Programs
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 accidents.
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 employer to determine which DOT, HAZMAT or FMCSR regulations are applicable and then to train employees on those subjects. This website has been designed to assist employers in finding the appropriate information, regulations and training materials. To view training programs and information about training programs please visit our Training Materials page.
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 online at www.osha.ws