The Motor Carrier Financial and Operating Information Program collects annual and quarterly data from motor carriers of property and motor
carriers of passengers. The program collects balance sheet and
income statement data along with information on tonnage, mileage,
employees, transportation equipment, and other items. It
was transferred to the Department of Transportation from the
Interstate Commerce Commission by the "ICC
Termination Act of 1995." Here is the relevant excerpt from that legislation.
The data collections cover for-hire trucking and buses. They exclude private
motor carriers that operate as auxiliary establishments to
non-transportation companies. Approximately 2,600 firms meet the
filing criteria. For reporting purposes, motor carriers are
classified on the basis of annual gross carrier operating revenues
(including interstate and intrastate).