Topic - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the trucking industry in the United States. It was established as a separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on January 1, 2000, pursuant to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. FMCSA is headquartered in Washington, DC and employs more than 1,000 people in all 50 States and the District of Columbia, all assigned to improving the safety of commercial motor vehicles (CMV). - Source: Wikipedia

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