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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) collects annual data from for-hire motor carriers of property and passengers and administers the Motor Carrier Financial and Operating Statistics (F&OS) Program.
Any for-hire motor carrier of property, household goods, or passengers engaged in interstate, intrastate, and/or foreign operations and with annual revenues of $3 million dollars or more must file annual reports with the FMCSA, as required by Part 369.
Classification. Motor carriers are classified on the basis of their annual gross operating revenues. Reports required vary by carrier classification. Upward and downward classification will be effective as of January 1 of the year immediately following the third consecutive year of revenue qualification. To ensure that FMCSA is aware of your current classification, please notify FMCSA of any changes in classification. Classifications may change as revenues change.
|Adjusted Annual Operating Revenue
|Class I, Property
|$10 million or greater
|Form M, annually
|Class II, Property
|$3 - 10 million
|Form M, annually
|Class I, Passenger
|$5 million or greater
|Form MP-1, annually
The Motor Carrier Financial and Operating Statistics (F&OS) Program collects balance sheet and income statement data along with information on tonnage, mileage, employees, transportation equipment, and other related items, but there are no explicit safety data items. The F&OS forms are not currently a part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliance review process.
The F&OS data are used by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), other government agencies, trucking associations, insurance companies, consultants, law firms, academia, trade publications, and others.
Reporting exemptions. In general, all Class I and Class II motor carriers of property are subject to the Motor Carrier Information Reporting Requirements. However, there are several exceptions. The major exceptions apply to carriers that:
If you believe you qualify, contact the FMCSA with the exact reasons. To obtain an exemption from filing based on competitive harm, you must follow the procedures listed in the reporting regulations 49 CFR 369.8.
Information confidentiality. Unless otherwise provided by law, the information reported to the FMCSA under the Motor Carrier Information program is made generally available to the public. Under FMCSA regulations, motor carriers of property can request that their reports be withheld from public release. Here is some basic information about confidentiality requests:
Full details about how to request confidentiality are found in 49 CFR 369.9 —Reports of Motor Carriers. Carriers should read them carefully before sending a request to FMCSA.
Extensions. FMCSA will extend a report deadline if a motor carrier shows good cause. A request may be made by phone, fax, or letter. The request should include your motor carrier number, the Federal form for which you seek an extension, specify the reason for your request, and requested filing date.