A program designed to ensure that new commercial motor carriers comply with federal safety regulations. When a new carrier applies for operating authority to transport property or passengers in interstate commerce, they are subject to this safety audit to assess their safety management practices and compliance with safety regulations.
A process conducted by the FMCSA to ensure that commercial motor carriers and drivers comply with federal safety regulations. These audits are designed to promote safety on the roads and prevent accidents involving commercial vehicles.
When a carrier is found to be in violation of safety regulations, the FMCSA may require the carrier to implement a Corrective Action Plan (CAP).