Senior Living Communities & FMCSA Compliance

Many senior living communities don't realize they're required to comply with federal transportation regulations, and that failing to comply puts them at greater risk. 

If your community uses vans or buses to transport residents or employees across state or international borders, you may need to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). Even if you don't cross any borders, there's a good chance your state enforces FMCSRs. 

Determine the Regulatory and Insurance Requirements That Apply to Your Community:


What Are the Risks of Non-Compliance?

The greatest risk is the potential legal liablility for failing to comply with regulations and not taking meaningful action to resolve safety and compliance issues.  Court cases can easily reach into the seven-figure range when negligence can be proven by a plantiff's lawyer.  FMCSA penalities for noncompliance after an audit can be significant as well. In 2018, carrier penalities ranged from $1,000 to $150,000, with higher settlements resulting from willful misconduct.

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Bus at senior living facility

How J.J. Keller Can Help

Relieve your senior living community of complex compliance management and recordkeeping for your drivers, vehicles and employees with services that handle it on your behalf. Our skilled team of Compliance Advisors offer expert services, which include:

  • Managing your driver qualification and drug & alcohol testing program (including compliance with the DOT Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse)
  • Managing your employee training program 
  • Handling vehicle title and registration details

Or, partner with a dedicated J. J. Keller® Consultant who will help you navigate the complexities of transportation compliance at a senior living community. Contact us at 888.473.4638. 

Is Your Senior Living Community in Compliance with the FMCSRs?


"Having dedicated account reps at J. J. Keller to help manage all our communities across the country gives us peace of mind that we're doing exactly what we need to stay compliant."

Michael Johnson - Corporate Fleet Manager - Brookdale Senior Living Solutions