This website provides resource information to assist new entrant motor carriers operate their business in a more safe, legal, and efficient way. The information on this site is also useful for assisting existing motor carriers, including truck and bus operators, with knowledge of regulatory compliance, development of safety culture, safe operating practices, and motor carrier business assistance.


Definition: A new entrant motor carrier is a person, company, or entity who has applied and registered for a Federal US DOT number to operate as a regulated motor carrier. In doing so the motor carrier is registered into the New Entrant Program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA. ). Through this program, the FMCSA requires that you receive a safety audit. Under the authority of the FMCSA investigators will review the new entrant motor carriers operation. The review will include, but will not be limited to driver qualifications, controlled substance testing requirements, vehicle inspection - repair - and maintenance, driver hours of service, hazardous materials compliance, and financial responsibility.


The ultimate goal of the new entrant program is to reduce the number of commercial motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities.