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Commercial Vehicle Safety Division

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Division (CVSD) coordinates the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) throughout Pennsylvania using a strategy of education, regulatory oversight, and enforcement to prevent crashes and save lives. In addition, the CVSD is responsible for coordinating Pennsylvania’s vehicle weight enforcement and school bus safety programs.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Training

The 2024 Municipal Size & Weight Training and Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspection Training schedule/applications are available in PDF.

Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program

Throughout Pennsylvania, more than 700 specially trained state and local officers inspect commercial vehicles and their drivers for compliance with state and federal motor carrier safety regulations. Inspections are conducted at interstate weigh stations as well as along many of the state’s frequently travelled rural roadways.

Motor Carrier Rules and Regulations
PA Truckers Handbook
FMCSA Emergency Declarations

Frequently Asked Questions

Weight Enforcement Program

While inspecting commercial vehicles for safety compliance, many of Pennsylvania’s motor carrier enforcement professionals also weigh them in an effort to help protect our transportation infrastructure.  Using weigh in motion and portable scales, commercial vehicles are screened and weighed to ensure compliance with Pennsylvania’s weight laws. Motor carrier height and weight restriction information can be found in the PA Truckers Handbook.

Special Hauling Permit Information

School Bus Inspection Program

Each year, more than 28,000 registered school buses are inspected during the months of May-August. School buses and school vehicles are also subjected to random inspections throughout the school year to further ensure the safe transportation of Pennsylvania’s school students.

Pennsylvania School Bus Drivers Manual
School Bus & School Vehicle Inspection Standards
School Bus Safety Tips
Pennsylvania School Bus Association
Pennsylvania Association of School Bus Officials

Additional Resources

Safety Presentation Request Form
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
PA Motor Truck Association
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
PA Public Utility Commission
PA Department of Transportation