The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT), and is located in Washington, DC. The FMCSA is responsible for the issuance, administration, and enforcement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), 49 CFR Parts 325, 350, 382-399, the Hazardous Materials Regulations, 49 CFR Parts 100-180, as well as Part 40 as it pertains to the drug and alcohol testing requirements.
The overall goal for the FMCSA is to improve the safe transportation of passengers and goods on the U.S. highways, through a coordinated effort of federal, state, and industry organizations to reduce fatalities, injuries, property damage and hazardous materials incidents.
Motor carriers are required to comply with these regulations. Safety compliance and safe operations translate into saved lives and property. We believe that the information on this web site, when applied properly, will contribute to safer motor carrier operations and highways.
The FMCSA web site provides guidance for basic compliance with the FMCSRs, but it is not intended to be a substitute for these
To purchase a complete copy of the FMCSRs, Parts 300-399, contact the:
Motor Carrier Forms and Publications
This FMCSA web site allows the user to download numerous FMCSA forms and documentation. These include:
Public complaints about violations of safety and commercial regulations by household goods carriers can be submitted to the FMCSA on the consumer complaint form. The do-it-yourself online filing and payment system is also on this site.
The Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER) web site provides users with background information about the SAFER system, access to reports describing SAFER developmental activities, and the ability to query the SAFER database.
SAFER stores safety records for over 450,000 interstate carriers. These records are updated weekly with census and safety data from the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS), and daily with insurance and federal operating authority data for certain required carriers from the Licensing and Insurance system.
FMCSA Commercial Complaint Form
This FMCSA web site allows users to download the FMCSA consumer complaint form, also found on the FMCSA Motor Carrier Forms and Publications web site.
Public complaints about household goods carriers that have violated safety and commercial regulations can be submitted to the FMCSA on the consumer complaint form.