Transportation - Automotive, Trucking & Aviation

Now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the R.L. Polk & Co., CARFAX reports reveal information about a vehicle's past that may affect its safety and resale value.

Cell Phone Driving Laws
The Governors Highway Safety Association provides a chart of state cell phone driving laws. The chart indicates whether 1) the state collects crash data related to cell phone use, 2) there are restrictions on cell phone use for novice drivers, 3) there are other restrictions, and 4) there are preemption laws, or laws than ban municipalities from implementing restrictions. While the chart is a good place to start research on this topic, it does not provide the legal citation for referenced laws.

DOT Online Digital Special Collections

Find digitalized collections of historic regulatory documents pertaining to transportation. Collections include superseded copies of the Civil Aeronautics Manual, superseded civil air regulations, superseded advisory circulars, historic railroad investigation reports, historic aviation accident reports, historic FARs (federal aviation regulations) and more.

FAA Aircraft

The Federal Aviation Administration offers an extensive collection of regulatory material about aircraft. Find information pertaining to registration and certification, guidance and policy as well as forms and technical documents. Tabs at the top of the page will take you to related collections, where you will find, for example, the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), Advisory Circulars, Airworthiness Directives, recent rulemaking and more. Databases
This site offers a number of databases for discovering information about aircraft and aircraft owners.

United States Transportation Facts & Figures from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics

An interactive web transportation mapping application that allow users to find state-by-state transportation data, comparisons and rankings as well as gives them the ability to download state transportation information

VINCheck (Stolen Vehicles)
A database which contains vehicles which have been reported stolen by cooperating NICB members, but not recovered. To perform a search a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is required. A maximum of 5 VINCheck searches can be conducted within a 24 hour period.