The Department of Public Safety’s Motor Carrier Safety Division (MCSD) contains 29 Inspectors, 8 Auditors, and 8 Drug Interdiction Officers. They are certified in a vast amount of inspection procedures including: Level 1-5 CMV, Hazardous Material, Motorcoach, New Entrant, and Level 1-5 Drug Interdiction. They have also competed in state, regional, and national inspection competitions.
The MCSD was established to provide a safe transportation system in the state of Mississippi while reassuring the public that the mobility of people and goods is one of their top priorities.
The primary mission of the MCSD is to reduce the number and severity of crashes, injuries, fatalities and Hazardous Material spills involving commercial motor vehicles (CMV).
The goal of the MCSD is to detect and correct safety defects, driver deficiencies, and unsafe motor carrier practices before they become contributing factors to accidents. Through consistent, uniform, and effective CMV safety programs, driver/vehicle safety inspections, post crash inspections, strict high quality traffic enforcement, compliance reviews, new entrant safety audits and public awareness education we can reduce the number and severity of CMV-involved accidents and hazardous material incidents.