Unifying Alabama's Traffic Safety Efforts
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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. 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.

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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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