Crashes involving commercial motor vehicles and some non-commercial motor vehicles should be reported on a State’s crash report and to the FMCSA. A commercial motor vehicle is any motor vehicle used on a trafficway for the transportation of goods, property or people in interstate or intrastate commerce.
In general, the criteria for selection are based upon:
The vehicle's weight (GVWR or GCWR) OR
The vehicle's passenger capacity OR
The presence of a hazardous materials placard AND
The severity of the crash in which that vehicle is involved.