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Enhanced FMCSA Site Means Better Motor Carrier Data

Accurate, complete, and timely crash and inspection data from states lets FMCSA better identify motor carriers that could pose a risk to the traveling public. A newly revamped website is helping improve that data.

Three Studies Provide Insights on Fires in Vehicles

Fires in vehicles can pose a significant threat to life and property. Fires may result from vehicle crashes or may ignite within engine compartments or wheel wells when mechanical systems fail. With its focus on safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation is interested in mitigating the risk...

New Mobile App Helps Consumers Assess Bus Safety

Recently, a team at Volpe partnered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to develop and launch the SaferBus app—the first mobile application developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)—to enable users to view the safety records of bus companies.