U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Public Affairs
EDITORS AND CORRESPONDENTS
Motor carrier safety ratings and other safety data are now available on the Internet at
The Federal Highway Administration's Office of Motor Carriers has provided carrier safety
information to the public and the industry for many years via telephone and on paper. This
service remains available by calling (703) 280- 4001.
Now, a system called SAFER -- for Safety and Fitness Electronic Records -- makes this public
safety information available electronically on the Internet. It provides a carrier "snapshot," a
concise electronic record of its identification, size, commodities and safety record, including
Federal safety rating if any, roadside inspection out-of-service information, and accidents reported
to the agency.
No user registration or payment is required for this basic Internet access. More extensive
subscription services and full carrier profiles will be available to registered users for a fee at a later
date. At present, the system contains only interstate carrier data, but plans are to expand it to
intrastate carriers. It is updated weekly.
Persons wanting more information or interested in becoming a registered paid user of the future
extended services when available should send their name and address to SAFER Deployment
Coordinator (SAIC), 1900 North Beauregard Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, Virginia 22311-1181.
George L. Reagle
Last updated March 5, 1997
Associate Administrator for Motor Carriers