Motor Carrier Information Available Without a FOIA Request
FOIA Electronic Reading Room
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires agencies to make various types of records available for public inspection in electronic form. These records consist of: (1) "final opinions [and] . . . orders" rendered in the adjudication of administrative cases; (2) specific agency policy statements; (3) certain administrative staff manuals; and, (4) as of November 1, 1996, records disclosed in response to a FOIA request that "the agency determines have become or are likely to become the subject of subsequent requests for substantially the same records.
Motor Carrier Safety
A specific designation of safety fitness assigned to each interstate motor carrier
relative to the extent of compliance or non-compliance with motor carrier safety
regulations, available by telephone request at (800) 832-5660. (Ratings can also
be obtained for a specific motor carrier by written request to the Office of
Data Analysis and Information Systems (MIA), Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.)
Information Available through the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) Data Dissemination Program:
- Carrier File Extracts
- Accident File Extracts
- Carrier Safety Profiles
- Personalized Carrier Reports
- Personalized Accident Reports
- Carrier Count Reports
- Accident Count Reports
For more detailed descriptions and ordering information, link to http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/factsfigs/dashome.htm and MCMIS Catalog
A concise electronic record of a carrier's identification, size, commodity
information, safety record, including safety rating (if any), roadside
out-of-service inspection and insurance information. This information may be
obtained by accessing the Safety and Fitness Electronic Records System (SAFER)
Delivers statistics summarized on a state level containing Fatality Analysis
Reporting System (FARS) data and crash data reported by the states. The
statistics are represented in state profile summaries in the following focus
areas: vehicle, driver, environment, crash, carrier, and location. State
Profiles are provided for 1996, 1997 and 1998. The 1998, 1997, and 1996 National
Crash Profile is also online.
Performance Measures Online
an overview of the Performance Measures Study that is being conducted to measure
FMCSA's programs effectiveness on reducing crashes.
links to publications with FMCSA current analysis results. This module includes
links to the FMCSA quarterly publication of MCSAFE, the recently published
SafeStat Effectiveness Study, and New Entrant Study.
Regulations, Interpretations, and Rules
The FMCSA has a Motor Carrier Regulatory Information System (MCREGIS). Here you
will find the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, interpretations of the
regulations, and helpful compliance guidance.
provides authorized for-hire motor carrier, freight forwarder and property
broker licensing and insurance data to the industry and public via telephone
requests and paper reports. This new system makes it possible to offer this
information electronically. All information displayed via a database query is
public information which has long been available under FOIA.
maintained by the Anti-drug Information Center (ADIC), which can be searched or
downloaded by telephone (voice and FAX) at 1-800-225-3784 (24-hour access) or
searched/downloaded by use of a modem at 1-800-225-3804 for the Department of
Transportation's anti-drug programs. This includes the anti-drug regulations for
the motor carrier industry, some of the most commonly asked questions regarding
the regulations, and interpretation and elaborations of regulations.