Motor Carrier Information:
The information on interstate or intrastate carriers is provided to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which uses the data to target unsafe carriers for more in-depth investigations. Therefore, it is critical to report the correct carrier name, identification number and address.
Identifying Motor Carriers:
Most carriers involved in crashes can be identified by the company name and US DOT Number on the driver's side of the vehicle. At times, in a smaller percentage of the cases, determining the motor carrier and recording this important information can be difficult!