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Hazardous Materials (HM) - Overview

  

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) primary mission is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. Additionally, FMCSA seeks to reduce HM security risks that could potentially harm the public and environment.

The FMCSA Hazardous Materials Program develops programs to accomplish these goals.

For information regarding FMCSA’s HM goals, regulations, permits, training, or security, please visit FMCSA’s HM site at: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety-security/hazmat/hm-theme.htm

Summary of HM Activity

Click on any State to view the activity at the State level or the small map of the U.S. in the upper right for national figures.

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HM Activity by Type (National)FY 2013
TotalOOS Rate
Registration
Number of Hazardous Material Carriers82,399n/a
Number of Hazardous Material Shippers17,035n/a
Number of Hazardous Material Carrier/Shipper12,038n/a
Number of Cargo Tank Registrants1,585n/a
Reviews
Total Reviews3,426n/a
Total Security Contact Reviews715n/a
Roadside Inspections
Driver Inspections*199,2962.34%
Vehicle Inspections**180,96013.48%
Hazmat Inspections***201,9573.90%
A variety of reports on HM activity is available on the left navigation panel of this page.
* Driver Inspections were computed based on inspection levels I, II, III, and VI.
** Vehicle Inspections were computed based on inspection levels I, II, V, and VI.
*** Hazmat Inspections were computed based on inspection levels I, II, III, IV, V, and VI when HM is present.
Data Source: FMCSA's Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) data snapshot as of 6/20/2014. The data presented above are accurate as of this date, but are subject to updates as new or additional information may be reported to MCMIS following the snapshot date.
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