What is the Motor
Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP)?
The MCSAP is a Federal grant program that provides financial assistance to States to reduce the number and severity of crashes and hazardous materials incidents involving commercial motor vehicles (CMV). The goal of the MCSAP is to reduce CMV-involved crashes, fatalities, and injuries through consistent, uniform, and effective CMV safety programs. Investing grant monies in appropriate safety programs increases the likelihood that safety defects, driver deficiencies, and unsafe motor carrier practices are detected and corrected before they become contributing factors to crashes.
The MCSAP also
sets forth the conditions for participation by States and local
jurisdictions and promotes the adoption and uniform enforcement of
safety rules, regulations, and standards compatible with the
Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs)
Material Regulations (HMRs)
for both interstate and intrastate motor
carriers and drivers.
U.S.C. 31100-31104, 31108, 31136, 31140-31141, 31161, 31310-31311,
31502; and 49 CFR 1.48. Regulation: 49 CFR Part 350.
Please also take a
moment to view the information about
American Standard Driver/Vehicle Inspection Levels
, which provides
details on the
six standard levels of inspection.
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