Commercial Motor Vehicle Awareness


Improve an officer’s awareness of the importance of enforcing laws as they apply to heavy vehicles and to advise on techniques conducive to conducting a safe traffic stop.

Intended Audience

Law enforcement officers assigned or responsible to enforce traffic laws and regulations.

Delivery Methodology

Three separate modules cover CMV Awareness, Vehicle Markings and Commercial Drivers Licenses.


The purpose of this Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Awareness self-study program is to inform Federal, State and local law enforcement personnel of the critical need to safely stop CMVs that violate traffic laws. FMCSA recognizes that State and local laws may vary among jurisdictions. This presentation outlines the basic requirements to safely complete a CMV traffic stop and to determine a proper course of action if a violation has occurred.

CMV Awareness Training