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Safety Belt Partnership Pledge


To form a partnership between the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and private-sector organizations to encourage commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to fasten their safety belts.


The purpose of this Pledge is to increase safety belt use among CMV drivers by actively participating in education and outreach activities. Presently, approximately 48 percent of CMV drivers use their safety belts. The partnership initiative is to encourage 100 percent of CMV drivers to use their safety belts.


For purposes of this Pledge, the partners will work together to promote CMV driver safety belt education and will conduct outreach activities including Development of education and outreach strategies, messages, and materials; dissemination of education and outreach messages and materials coordination of specific events promoting safety belt use; and participation in and implementation of safety belt-related research.


U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
American Trucking Associations
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
Motor Freight Carriers Association
National Private Truck Council
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership Pledge signed document.

Last updated: Monday, November 10, 2014