Highly Visible Traffic Enforcement Drives Truck and Bus Safety

The fundamental mission of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is to ensure that U.S. citizens travel safely from one destination to another. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an agency within the USDOT, holds the responsibility for ensuring only safe commercial vehicle drivers and commercial vehicles are on U.S. roadways.

Everything FMCSA does is focused on one goal—saving lives by reducing crashes. More than 70 percent of U.S. freight is transported using large trucks.1 Intercity bus transportation is the fastest growing segment of public transportation—moving millions of passengers into and out of U.S. cities each year.