Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP)
The primary goal of this federally funded program is to reduce the number and severity of crashes and hazardous material spills involving large trucks. State Patrol pursues this goal through inspection, enforcement and educational outreach activities. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) created the Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) Program in 2010. This program is a partnership between federal, state and industry to prevent motor carrier crashes, injuries and fatalities on America’s highways. For additional information, consult the CSA website.
A portion of the MCSAP program involves the Motor Carrier Investigation Unit (MCIU Team). This group of sworn officer and civilian professionals provides education and enforcement of the state and federal motor carrier regulations. Their work is composed of three areas including motor carrier compliance reviews or “interventions,” new entrant motor carrier safety audits, and motor carrier inspection and education efforts.
Each team member is assigned a region of the state and is available for motor carrier questions. The Motor Carrier Information System (MCIS) has a phone number (608-267-9762) for questions from the Wisconsin motor carrier community.
Motor Carrier Information System (MCIS) brochure
New Entrant Safety Audits (NE SA)
Every new motor carrier, registering for a U.S. DOT number, is automatically entered into the new entrant educational and safety audit program.
Obtaining a USDOT number brochure
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Certification of this guidance document.
Shortly after registration, a member of our MCIU team will contact the carrier with educational information and details about how a NE SA is completed. Details about the new entrant motor carrier program are at this FMCSA website:
New Entrant FAQ
Review of the Educational and Technical Package and Frequently Asked Questions will provide detailed information about the new entrant program.
Motor carriers that have difficulty with any of the CSA safety areas, can be assigned an intervention or Compliance Review (CR). Safety areas included in the review are:
- Controlled Substances/Alcohol Review
- Driver Fitness
- Hours of Service
- Unsafe Driving
- Vehicle Maintenance
- Hazardous Materials
Information on company
Frequently Asked Questions
Commercial Drivers that want to learn more about their efforts to improve safety on our highways can visit the
Request for Data Review (RDR) DataQs System
The RDR online system is available to file a concern about the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) data released to the public by FMCSA. To file an RDR, go to the
Send ASPEN reports:
MCSAP Inspectors only
Only completed ASPEN inspection reports should be sent to this email box for processing. All email traffic other than ASPEN inspection files will be discarded.