FMCSA Issues $77 Million in Grants Supporting Truck Safety, Driver Training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced more than $77 million in grants to states and training institutions to improve commercial motor vehicle safety…

The grants announced fall into three classes:

  • High Priority: $43.3 million to improve states’ commercial motor vehicle safety efforts, as well as advance technological capability within states
  • Commercial Driver License Program Implementation:
    $32 million to help states improve the national commercial driver license program
  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training: $2 million to various education institutions to help train veterans for jobs as commercial bus and truck drivers.

The High Priority program consists of both commercial motor vehicle grants for safety efforts and Innovative Technology Deployment grants to aid the advancement of intelligent transportation system applications for truck operations.

Recipients of the High Priority program included police divisions, universities and state departments of transportation.