The Motor Carrier Safety Unit's primary function is to conduct
safety inspections of commercial vehicle operators within the nine Bay Area
counties. These inspections are conducted off-highway at terminal locations
where the operators regularly garage and maintain their vehicles.
The objectives of the Motor Carrier Safety Operations Program are the prevention of collisions and injuries attributed to vehicle mechanical defects, excessive driving hours, or misuse of controlled substances or alcohol by drivers; and the prevention of incidents and catastrophes during, or as a result of, hazardous material transportation.
The Motor Carrier Safety Unit also issues California Carrier Numbers (CA number) for those commercial vehicle operators within the nine Bay Area counties. When applying for a CA number, allow for five working days after the Unit receives the application to issue a number.
School Bus Inspection and Certification
Youth Bus and School Pupil Activity Bus Inspection and Certification
Truck Terminal Inspections for those subject to the Biennial
Inspection of Terminals ( BIT ) Program
Tour Bus Inspections
Transit and Church Bus Inspections
Farm Labor Vehicle Inspections
Cargo Tank Inspections
Hazardous Material and Hazardous Waste Hauler Inspections
Inspections of Commercial Vehicles Involved in Traffic Collisions
Complaints Against Operators for Unsafe Practices
Controlled Substances and Alcohol Testing Program Inspections
Golden Gate Division Motor Carrier Safety Unit - (707)-917-4300
Department of Motor Vehicles, Motor Carrier Permits - (916)-657-8153
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration - (916) 930-2760
Valley Division Motor Carrier Safety Unit - (916) 731-6350