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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration - Operations and Programs

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries. This program supports Federal regulations and commercial driver licensing standards to promote carrier safety, hazmat security, industry productivity, and new technologies.


What This Rating Means

Moderately Effective

In general, a program rated Moderately Effective has set ambitious goals and is well-managed. Moderately Effective programs likely need to improve their efficiency or address other problems in the programs' design or management in order to achieve better results.
  • The program's goal of reducing motor carrier-related fatalities directly links to the Department of Transportation goal of improving transportation safety. The program has set ambitious long-term targets for its goal of reducing motor carrier fatalities.
  • While rigorous program effectiveness evaluations of the program's major operational compliance and enforcement activities are conducted annually, these evaluations do not show that the program can achieve its goals and results through these safety interventions alone. These evaluations focus on the program's impact and effectiveness of the efforts toward truck safety.
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is successful in coordinating its efforts to improve highway safety with other Federal agencies contributing to the same goal, including the Federal Highway Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Improvement Plan

About Improvement Plans

We are taking the following actions to improve the performance of the program:

  • Implementing a comprehensive Regulatory Evaluation program. Federal Motor Carrer Safety Administration will provide a comprehensive review of regulations to evaluate timeliness and effectiveness.
  • Implementing a comprehensive Quality Assurance Program to ensure Agency programs and practices are consistent, standardized and applied in a timely manner.

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