This guidebook has been developed to help carriers prepare for an FMCSA Safety Audit by identifying some of the
documents auditors may request to verify compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs)
and Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs). This page summarizes the areas that will be reviewed; subsequent pages
provide more detailed information on each of the regulations and example documentation.
This guidebook is not intended as a replacement for the published FMCSRs or HMRs. Auditors may request
additional documents to ensure that the carrier has sufficient safety management practices in place. Regulations
issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation and its Operating Administrations are published in the Federal
Register and compiled in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).