A Plan for safety

The FMCSA has the authority to grant approval for motor carriers to begin operations and also can shut them down if they pose an imminent hazard or have a pattern of serious violations of safety rules. The FMCSA intermittently performs comprehensive compliance reviews that involve visiting the headquarters of a motor carrier to examine adherence to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Federal Hazardous Material Regulations. Motor carriers often receive advance notice of a compliance review, but this is not always the case.