You face daily challenges of complying with a variety of
regulatory requirements imposed by federal and local government
agencies and departments. A government agency may demand specific
action from you regarding environmental protection, occupational
safety, fire prevention, building construction and maintenance,
company licensing and taxation.
With respect to commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and trucks used
in a roofing company's daily operations, the Department of
Transportation's (DOT's) Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration (FMCSA) has regulatory authority, and it is critical
you are aware of and comply with FMCSA's rules.
FMCSA originally was an agency of the Federal Highway
Administration; since 2000 it has been part of DOT. Its primary
mission is to prevent CMV-related fatalities and injuries. FMCSA
develops regulations to test and license CMV drivers and enforces
regulations intended to ensure the safe movement of hazardous
materials on U.S. roads and highways.
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