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The Motor Carrier Safety Planner

The Motor Carrier’s Guide to Improving Highway Safety has changed to The Motor Carrier Safety Planner

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For years, carriers have relied on FMCSA’s “A Motor Carrier’s Guide to Improving Highway Safety” to understand the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and how to comply. This was just one important way the Agency provided education and technical assistance (ETA) to industry.

In 2018, FMCSA updated and renamed this important guide, making it easier to search and customize the content by presenting it as an interactive website called “The Motor Carrier Safety Planner.”

The guide is available to anyone, but carriers with an FMCSA Portal account have the added capability to create a customized version of the guide called “My Safety Planner” to save chapters and forms, and make highlights and notes about the content most relevant to their operations.

Motor carriers and drivers are responsible for knowing and complying with all applicable FMCSRs. The information on this website, when effectively applied, will contribute to safer motor carrier operations and roadways.

Please visit the new Motor Carrier Safety Planner, share its content, and send us feedback to let us know how we can continue to improve our education resources.


This Motor Carrier Safety Planner is distributed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). It is meant to serve as a guide only; the Agency does not assume responsibility for any omissions, errors, or ambiguity contained therein. The contents may not be relied upon as a substitute for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

Last updated: Thursday, December 6, 2018