New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of FMCSA's Implementation of Cross-Border Trucking Provisions
On April 13, 2011, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published in the Federal Register its proposal for the initiation of a United States-Mexico cross-border trucking pilot program. The pilot program is part of FMCSA's implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) cross-border trucking provisions. Legislation passed in fiscal year 2007 requires the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to review FMCSA's implementation of pilot programs for granting long-haul authority to Mexico-domiciled motor carriers. Accordingly, the Transportation OIG is initiating an audit. Our overall audit objective is to assess FMCSA's policies, procedures, and processes for granting operating authority to Mexico-domiciled motor carriers under the pilot program and for monitoring and ensuring the carriers' compliance with U.S. laws and regulations.