About the primary government agencies involved in trucking and truck safety laws and oversight, including FMCSA, DOT, NTSB

The Trucking Watchdog Explains: What does NTSB do?

The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent body within the federal government that investigates all plane crashes in the U.S., as well as significant crashes on our highways, and maritime and train accidents. What does NTSB do? Most people, if they've heard of NTSB at all, associate the organization with plane crash investigations. They do [...]

2016-06-10T16:35:37+00:00June 10th, 2016|Federal Agencies and Laws|

The Trucking Watchdog Explains: What does the USDOT do?

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT, or DOT) is the federal government agency in charge of transportation planning, funding, and safety. The top priorities at DOT are to keep the traveling public safe and secure, increase their mobility, and have our transportation system contribute to the nation's economic growth.  - transportation.gov   What does [...]

2018-11-19T23:05:39+00:00May 12th, 2016|Federal Agencies and Laws|

The Trucking Watchdog Explains: What does the FMCSA do?

Right now, there are easily tens of thousands of semi-trucks delivering parts and products all over the United States. It is in the public interest that those trucks—and truck drivers—operate safely on our roads and highways. That's why there's a government agency in charge of setting and enforcing rules for commercial trucks and buses: the [...]

2016-04-26T23:28:11+00:00April 26th, 2016|Federal Agencies and Laws|