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About SAFER  

Company Snapshot

The Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER) System offers company safety data to industry and the public over the internet. Access is provided free of charge to the Company Snapshot, a concise electronic record of a company’s identification, size, commodity information, and safety record, including the safety rating (if any), a roadside out-of-service inspection summary, and crash information. The company snapshot is available via an ad-hoc query (one carrier at a time).

Company Safety Profile Service

The Company Profile service provides access to the Company Safety Profile for a fee. A Company Profile Subscription service is available for pre-ordering profiles in advance. Other functions may be available for a fee at a later date.

SAFER Database

SAFER is developed, maintained and hosted by the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. SAFER uses carrier information from existing government motor carrier safety data bases. Presently, it consists of interstate carrier data and several states' intrastate data, and interstate vehicle registration data. Operational data such as inspections and crashes are generally only presented for interstate carriers, but plans are to include them for the intrastate carriers at a later time.

Intelligent Transportation System

The SAFER system is a component of the Detparment of Transporation's Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) which is being designed to increase roadway safety, reduce motorist delays and air pollution, and improve the overall productivity of commercial vehicle operations (CVO) through the use of advanced technology.

Roadside Inspection Systems, CVISN, PRISM and SAFETYNET Users

The SAFER system includes the capability to provide carrier, vehicle, and driver safety and credential information to fixed and mobile roadside inspection stations and SAFETYNET installations, along with systems operated by individual States participating in the CVISN and PRISM programs. This information allows the roadside inspector to select vehicles and/or drivers for inspection based on the number of prior carrier inspections, as well as carrier, vehicle, and driver safety and credential historical information.

Electronic Screening

The SAFER system supports electronic screening of commercial vehicles in order to allow Law Enforcement personnel to focus their efforts on vehicles most likely to fail inspection.


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