Do you operate a truck rated over 10,000 lbs.
for your business?

You May be Subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

Do you operate a vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,001 lbs. or more and use that vehicle to travel outside of Pennsylvania as part of your business?


Do you stay within Pennsylvania and operate a vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 17,001 lbs. or more?

If you answered yes to either of these questions some or all of the Federal Motor Carrier safety Regulations may apply to you!

What Regulations?

  • ·       Hours of Service and Log Books
  • ·       Name and DOT Number on your Vehicle
  • ·       Medical Cards
  • ·       Driver and Vehicle Files
  • ·       Pre and Post Trip Inspections
  • ·       Prohibitions on the Use of Handheld Cellphones
  • ·       Vehicle Equipment Standards
  • ·       CDL Licensing
Drug and Alcohol Testing

Where Can I get Additional Information?

The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA) was founded in 1928 to represent the interests of everyone who operates commercial vehicles both large and small.

PMTA maintains a full-time safety staff with over 35 years’ experience in DOT compliance. Our staff is available to answer all your safety related questions. In addition, PMTA staff members can provide training in:

  • ·       Basic DOT Compliance
  • ·       Hours of Service
  • ·       Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • ·       Accident Investigation
  • ·       Size and Weight

Or can design a training class to meet your specific needs.

Contact PMTA today at 717-761-7122 to assist with all your safety related questions or check out our website at

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