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Analysis, Research, and Technology

The mission of FMCSA's Office of Analysis, Research, and Technology is to reduce the number and severity of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes and enhance the efficiency of CMV operation by:

  • Providing data, producing statistics, and conducting systematic studies directed toward fuller scientific discovery, knowledge, or understanding, and
  • Identifying, testing, and supporting technology transfer activities and deployment of CMV safety technologies.


FMCSA is authorized to undertake its research, technology, and development efforts under 49 USC 31108, “Motor Carrier Research and Technology Programs.” Under 49 USC 31108, paragraph (a)(3)(C), FMCSA may fund research, technology, and development projects that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial motor vehicle operations through technological innovation and improvement.