Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Motor Carrier Safety Standards

Code: DF-8000.9000-550

Programs that are responsible for developing mandatory minimum safety standards for large trucks and buses that are operated on a commercial basis with the objective of preventing fatalities and injuries involving these vehicles. The program develops, maintains and enforces regulations that promote carrier safety, industry productivity and new technologies; establishes safe operating requirements for commercial vehicle drivers, carriers, vehicles and vehicle equipment; works closely with other governments to ensure that motor carriers, drivers and vehicles meet the same safety standards as domestic carriers; compiles and disseminates safety data including state and national crash statistics, current analysis results and detailed motor carrier safety performance data; and implements safety educational strategies which target carriers, commercial drivers and the public.

See Also:

Street/Highway Traffic Control (TE-8440.8500-800)

Driving Safety Education (JR-8200.8500-180)

Traffic Accident Rescue (JR-1800.8500)

Hazardous Materials Transportation Regulation (JD-6500.1800-250)

Highway Safety Standards (DF-8000.9000-300)

Highway Complaints (DD-1500.4450)