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Operate Safely

Make Safety Job 1 in Your Workplace

Establishing safety management practices is the best way for carriers to ensure that they are operating safely and in compliance with Federal regulations every day, on every trip.

Establish Safety Management Practices

Employ Qualified Drivers & Provide Regular Training

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Inspect and Maintain Vehicles

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Maintain Business Records

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Get Compliance Help

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FMCSA’s The Motor Carrier Safety Planner offers forms and templates to assist carriers with compliance.

Monitor Your Safety Performance

Your company’s safety data appears online in the Safety Measurement System (SMS). FMCSA updates the SMS once a month with data from roadside inspections, including driver and vehicle violations; crash reports from the last 24 months; and investigation results. Log in to the SMS regularly to monitor your data, diagnose issues, and take action to improve safety problems.