Instructions:

Identify the type of carrier that was involved in the crash.

Definition:

The type of carrier that was involved in the crash.

Rationale:

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has the authority to fine and sanction unsafe interstate (and some intrastate) truck and bus companies.

CodeAttributeDefinition
0IntrastateThis attribute represents a motor carrier that operates entirely within the state and does not have the authority to engage in interstate commerce. Intrastate operators are not required to have a USDOT Number by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; however, some states do require that certain intrastate operators secure a USDOT Number.
1InterstateA commercial vehicle in the United States where the transit between the points of origin and termination does not occur entirely within the borders of the State of origin. A motor carrier that has authority to operate across state lines. Interstate operators are required to have a USDOT Number by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration.
2Not in Commerce (Other Truck or Bus)Personal rental vehicles (e.g., U-Haul, Ryder, Penske) that qualify by size (Over 10,000 lbs. GVWR/ GCWR) that are operated by a private individual. In these situations the rental company is not the carrier and should not be recorded.
3Not in Commerce (Government)Any government vehicle, whether it is operated by the local, State, or federal government. In most circumstances, the government-owned vehicle will not have a USDOT Number.
4Other Operation/Not SpecifiedThis attribute is used for a variable that is not addressed by the previous attribute options.  If this attribute is used, an explanation in the narrative is recommended.