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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

Definition - What does Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mean?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is a U.S. government agency that regulates the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) industry. The main objective of FMCSA is to improve the safety of commercial motor vehicle, bus, and truck drivers through the enactment and enforcement of safety regulations.

Justipedia explains Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was established to help prevent fatalities and injuries involving commercial motor vehicles. The agency was established under the Department of Transportation (DoT) pursuant to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 on January 1, 2000. The major activity of FMCSA is to ensure safety of pedestrians, drivers, and passengers of motor vehicles by the strict enforcement of safety regulations. Other activities of FMCSA include developing standards to license CMV drivers, the collection and dissemination of data on motor carrier safety, and increasing safety awareness.

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