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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000, pursuant to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (49 U.S.C. 113). Formerly a part of the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries. Activities of the Administration contribute to ensuring safety in motor carrier operations through strong enforcement of safety regulations; targeting high-risk carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers; improving safety information systems and commercial motor vehicle technologies; strengthening commercial motor vehicle equipment and operating standards; and increasing safety awareness. To accomplish these activities, the Administration works with Federal, State, and local enforcement agencies, the motor carrier industry, labor safety interest groups, and others.

For more information, visit www.fmcsa.dot.gov.
FMCSA - Motor Carrier Safety Research Analysis Committee Letter
This letter conveys the results of the first meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Research Analysis Committee, held on December 15-16, 2016, at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington D.C.

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FMCSA Issues Safety Advisory for Electronic Smoking Devices in or Around Vehicles
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is issuing a Safety Advisory to provide notice and information to owners and operators of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) concerning incidents that have occurred relating to the possession and use of battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices [e.g., e-cigarettes, e-cigs, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookahs, personal vaporizers, electronic nicotine delivery systems] and the transportation safety risks associated with the use of these devices.

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FMCSA Hearts America's Commercial Drivers
February 14, 2014 -- This Valentine’s Day, FMCSA wants professional drivers to know we care about their health and well-being, and that now there are more resources than ever to maintain heart-healthy routines on the road. READ MORE
FMCSA On Verge of Proposing Drug, Alcohol Test Result Database
January 28, 2014 -- Yet another database of driver records is in the works at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This one involves the results of drug and alcohol tests of commercial motor vehicle drivers. The proposed Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rulemaking cleared the White House’s Office of Management and Budget on Monday, Jan. 27. READ MORE