The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000, pursuant to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. The FMCSA’s primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries. To support its mission, the FMCSA ensures safety in motor carrier operations through strong enforcement of safety regulations; targets high-risk carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers; improves safety information systems and commercial motor vehicle technologies; strengthens commercial motor vehicle equipment and operating standards; and increases public safety awareness.
The FMCSA regulates approximately 521,000 active interstate freight motor carriers, 13,000 passenger carriers, 17,000 intrastate-only hazardous materials carriers, and approximately 4 million active CDL holders. Motor carriers that engage in both intrastate and interstate trucking services are held to the highest required levels of safety and compliance ever mandated by the DOT. In order to ensure that motor carriers are fully compliant with DOT safety requirements, they are reviewed periodically by the FMCSA and are audited onsite at their operations facilities and offices.
In May of 2019, FML went through a detailed eight day full safety and compliance audit by the FMCSA, resulting in a highly desired satisfactory safety rating. FML takes highway safety very seriously and will continue to maintain its high standards of safety compliance.