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We are pleased to recognize the winners of the 2021 Road Safety Student Art Contest. This year’s contest challenged students ranging from kindergarten through high school to create motivational artwork that included safety messaging for all roadway users — truck and bus operators, passenger vehicle drivers, motorcyclists, scooter riders, bicyclists, skateboarders, and pedestrians. This was the first year FMCSA accepted submissions from students in 7th grade through 12th grade.

FMCSA and the Our Roads, Our Safety Partnership hosts this annual contest to engage youth and educate future drivers in a fun and creative way. We recognize that the future…


Our Plan: To Share The Road Safely … Be Sure To Check Blind Spots.

To many Americans, summer means more vacationing and, typically, more road travel. As our roadways become more crowded, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Our Roads, Our Safety campaign helps keep the driving public safe, while honoring the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) industry’s essential role in keeping our economy and goods moving. This year’s launch comes at a critical time, as Americans are getting back on the road, traveling from coast to coast on busy interstate highways alongside hard-working CMV drivers.

Safety is a responsibility shared by both car drivers and CMV drivers, each having an equal role in…


Military Driver Program enabling Veterans; a driver in front of a truck.

While there are numerous resources available to help transitioning military members and Veterans find civilian employment, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) accelerates this process by providing eligible individuals with a unique onboarding ramp into high-paying, long-standing careers.

Through its Even Exchange and Military Skills Test Waiver programs, FMCSA allows qualified applicants the opportunity to bypass traditional training programs and apprenticeships, merging their military and industry driving experience to obtain a civilian commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and get a jumpstart in their careers within the transportation industry.

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FMCSA’s Military Driver Programs allow transitioning military members and Veterans the…


While in Work Zones: Keep Your Distance & Never cut off a truck or bus.

Each day, large truck and bus drivers face safety challenges when operating on state highways and interstates, particularly during the summer months when major construction projects begin, and more people are generally on the road. Whether you’re taking the kids to visit grandma for the weekend or en route to the next rest stop, it’s likely you’ll travel through work zones and congested roadways.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) and state safety partners work hard every day to remind the driving public to be mindful of large trucks and bus drivers operating in work…


Children and teens are not just tomorrow’s drivers — they can be very effective safety ambassadors today… as any parents who’ve been schooled by their kids on doing something wrong or breaking a rule can attest. And many kids are drawn to big trucks and buses, so they’re happy to learn more about them. That makes the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) annual Road Safety Art Contest, which launched in March, a winning way to introduce road safety early.


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Protect Your Move — Moving a home’s content

Are you one of the 56% of Americans who plan to move over the course of this year? Whether you are looking to lower the cost of your living expenses or are aiming to take advantage of new workplace flexibilities, your upcoming move should be exhilarating — not exhausting.

As we approach May, which is National Moving Month, we know that more families, young professionals, military personnel, and empty nesters will pack up their belongings and cross state lines for new…

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