The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is dedicated to ensuring that motor carriers are compliant with safety standards and federal regulations.
The FMCSA's primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities.
The New Entrant Program introduces new interstate motor carriers to federal safety standards and regulations. When a carrier registers and receives a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Number, they are considered a New Entrant for 18 months, within this time the carrier must complete a Safety Audit. This website will offer educational resources and guidance for carriers in the New Entrant program.
If you have received a letter asking you to upload documents
or are a member of the enforcement community,
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
is the federal agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) responsible for ensuring, improving, and enforcing the safe operations of the nation’s registered commercial motor carriers and drivers. To accomplish these goals, the Agency works with Federal, State, and local enforcement agencies, among other groups.
What does FMCSA do?
Regulates compliance and enforcement to remove high-risk carriers from the nation's roadways
Coordinates research and development to improve safe motor carrier operations and commercial motor vehicle technologies
Promotes motor carrier safety by collecting and distributing safety data, and offering financial assistance to states for commercial motor vehicle safety programs
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590 • 1-800-832-5660 • TTY: 1-800-877-8339 • Field Office Contacts