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This is an excerpt from FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Planner specific to your interests. As you navigate through the pages, pay close attention to any notes and highlights. Click here to read the entire Safety Planner and find more resources to help you comply with safety regulations.

4.4.2 Accident Recordkeeping (Accident Register) (390.15)

Motor carriers are required to maintain a register of all crashes (as defined in 49 CFR 390.5T) that occurred in the past 3 years. The register must contain, at minimum, the date of the crash, the city or town and state most near where the crash occurred, the driver’s name, the number of injuries or fatalities, and whether hazardous materials, other than fuel spilled from the fuel tanks of motor vehicle involved in the crash, were released.

If a crash involves the release of hazardous materials, carriers must complete a hazardous incident report. See 49 CFR 171.15 and 49 CFR 171.16 for further details.

View a sample accident register and additional record-keeping guidance.

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