FMCSA announces grants to increase truck driver safety
The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced an $80,714,223 grant to improve trucking safety.
The High Priority Grant Program (HP) funds innovative technologies, research and projects that positively impact commercial vehicle (CMV) safety.
The main goals of the grant program are:
- Improve the safe and secure movement of hazardous materials.
- Improve safe transportation of goods and persons in foreign commerce.
- Demonstrate new technologies to improve CMV safety.
- Technology advancements to enhance CMV operator awareness of roadway hazards and truck parking availability.
- Support participation in performance and registration information systems management.
- Conduct safety data improvement projects.
- Increase public awareness and education on CMV safety.
- Target unsafe driving of CMVs in areas identified as high-risk crash corridors, including roadway work zones
“HP activities also support the efforts outlined in the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) that makes investments in the nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness,” according to the news release.
“In addition, the CMV safety and research investments conducted under the HP program and funded through BIL advance the Department’s National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS), a comprehensive approach to improve safety on our nation’s roadways.”