Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP)
New Jersey participates with the federal government in the MCSAP grant program to reduce commercial motor vehicle accidents, fatalities and
injuries through consistent, uniform and effective safety programs for trucks and buses. To this end, the state adopts and enforces rules,
regulations and standards which are compatible with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and the Federal Hazardous
Materials Regulations for both interstate and intrastate carriers and drivers.
Federal grant monies are provided for use in safety programs that help identify and correct safety defects, driver deficiencies and unsafe
motor practices before they become contributing factors in accidents. These programs include the vehicle and driver safety inspections that
are conducted by the New Jersey State Police.
NJDOT has been designated as the lead agency in New Jersey to plan, apply and administer MCSAP grant funds for vehicle and driver safety