Frequently Asked Questions
The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are questions and answers about Compliance,
Safety, Accountability (CSA) that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
(FMCSA) compiled to assist the public. As questions come in through the website,
FMCSA adds them to the database along with their answers. If you do not see your
question or topic addressed, please
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question for inclusion in the FAQs.
The FAQ area has recently been enhanced. Users can now search FAQs by stakeholder
group, topics (displayed on the left side of the page), or by entering a keyword
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How does Compliance, Safety, Accountability address accurate and timely reporting
of recordable crashes?
Inspection and crash data that are collected and reported to the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration (FMCSA) must meet high standards of uniformity, completeness,
accuracy, and timeliness. FMCSA has made significant strides in improving the quality
of crash and inspection data by developing a comprehensive program that includes
raising the awareness of these standards, developing a means to measure State safety
data quality, and working directly with States through either a State onsite review
process or direct technical assistance to improve the quality of State safety data.