FMCSA Extends Deadline for “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” Student Art Contest to March 15. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it is extending the deadline for submissions for the 2014 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest until March 15, 2014. Organized by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership, the contest is open to students in kindergarten through sixth grade with relatives or sponsors in the commercial truck and bus industries.