EDUCATION & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
A Motor Carrier’s Guide to Improving Highway Safety
Federal Motor Carrier Saety AdministrationOutreach Division1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, MC-ESO Washington, DC 20590www.mcsa.dot.gov
While every eort has been made to assure that the inormation provided here is complete and accurate; it is not intended to take the place o publishedagency regulations. The document paraphrases the Federal Motor Carrier Saety Regulations published in Title 49 o the U.S. Code o Federal Regulations.The contents may not be relied upon as a substitute or the most current ofcial text. The regulations issued by the U.S. Department o Transportation and itsOperating Administrations are published in the Federal Register and compiled in the U.S. Code o Federal Regulations (CFR).The Agency cannot assume any responsibility or omissions, errors, misprinting, or ambiguity contained within this publication and shall not be held liablein any degree or any loss or injury caused by such omission, error, misprinting, or ambiguity presented in this publication. This publication is designed toprovide reasonably accurate and authoritative inormation in regard to the subject matter covered. It is sold with the understanding that the Publisher is notengaged in rendering legal or other proessional service. I legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services o a competent proessional personshould be sought.This publication is distributed by the U.S. Department o Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Saety Administration (FMCSA), in the interest o inormationexchange. The United States Government assumes no liability or its contents or use thereo. I trade or manuacturers’ names or products are mentioned, itis only because they are considered essential to the object o the publication and should not be construed as an endorsement. The United States Governmentdoes not endorse products or manuacturers.