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The Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) is a Federal grant program that provides financial assistance to States to reduce the number and severity of crashes and hazardous materials incidents involving commercial motor vehicles (CMV). The goal of the MCSAP is to reduce CMV-involved crashes, fatalities, and injuries through consistent, uniform, and effective CMV safety programs. Investing grant monies in appropriate safety programs increases the likelihood that safety defects, driver deficiencies, and unsafe motor carrier practices are detected and corrected before they become contributing factors to crashes. The MCSAP Program area includes the following tools that can be used to assist states in developing and monitoring their Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan (CVSP).

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The Activity Dashboard is a comprehensive set of State data to assist the States with:
  • Preparing Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) Formula Grant Quarterly Reports; and
  • Monitoring MCSAP activities identified in their Commercial Vehicle Safety Plans (CVSPs).
Electronic Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan (eCVSP)
The Electronic Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan (eCVSP) is an application for FMCSA and State Enforcement users to create and review CVSPs. The tool allows States to enter information to create a CVSP document and Maintenance of Effort Substantiation document, and captures comments from Federal stakeholders.

In an effort to continuously improve usability and effectiveness, enhancements are added to the eCVSP tool based on State and Federal feedback on a regular basis. Please contact us with any questions or concerns at 1-877-688-2984.

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The CVSP Toolkit provides FMCSA and State Enforcement Users the ability to customize data reports to assist in the development of their Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan (CVSP).

State Safety Performance Measures (SSPMs) icon of a small lock
The State Safety Performance Measures (SSPMs) is a tool designed to assist states with identifying commercial motor vehicle safety problem areas and corresponding safety objectives. Two measures have been developed: Domiciled Carrier Safety and Operating Carrier Safety. These measures are produced by aggregating carrier data in the Safety Measurement System (SMS) for the seven Behavior Analysis Safety Improvement Categories, or BASICs.

State Data Summary
The State Data Summary report provides an overview of select State safety data, including Active Carriers and Safety Measurement System (SMS) Summary results, large truck and bus crash involvements, Enforcement Programs data (i.e., roadside inspection, traffic enforcement, and reviews data), and additional information relating to the State Safety Data Quality (SSDQ) evaluation.

Grants Management Training
The Grants Management Training area prepares users to apply for and manage Commercial Driver’s License Program Implementation (CDLPI) and High Priority (HP) grants and other FMCSA grant opportunities. Users can complete a series of eLearning courses on the grant application, the grants management lifecycle, and Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidance and review additional training resources.
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