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Hazardous Materials Involvement

Process Continued: (See Lesson 2 for examples)
Additional sources of information that are available to identify the proper motor carrier include:

  1. Driver's Log - Often contains the name of the motor carrier, City, State and principal place of business.
  2. Lease Agreement - This document identifies the name of the lessee and its USDOT #.
  3. Vehicle Registration - This identifies the vehicle's owner or registrant but is NOT always a reliable source for the responsible carrier due to vehicle leasing.
  4. Safer Website - online resource operated by FMCSA that allow carrier searches by USDOT#, MC# or Name. This is a great resource for verifying information or completing missing information.
Section of a Driver's Log Book
Section from a Driver's Log Book