The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
), established January 1, 2000, regulates
the trucking industry in the United States
. FMCSA is headquartered in Washington, DC
and employs more than 1,000 people in all 50 States and the District of Columbia
. The primary mission of the FMCSA is improving the safety of commercial motor vehicles
(CMV) and truck drivers
through enactment and enforcement of safety regulations. The Office of Analysis, Research and Technology are three separate divisions referred to as ART.
The FMCSA began as a separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation
(DOT) on January 1, 2000, pursuant to the "Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999",, and was previously under the Federal Highway Administration.
The mission of the Office of Analysis, Research and Technology is conducting studies, adopting, testing, and deploying roadside practices and technology. Also analyzing trends, costs, injuries, and fatalities in commercial truck and bus crashes, monitoring data quality, and preparing economic and environmental analysis for rule making.
The division monitors data quality to ensure an accurate measurement of safety performance, to provide effective countermeasures that can be developed to reduce the occurrence and severity of commercial motor vehicle crashes.... Read More