Motor Carrier Safety: Oversight of High-Risk Trucking Companies
The Inspector General testified on July 11, 2007 before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. The Inspector General's statement discusses the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) progress as well as the challenges FMCSA faces in formulating programs to help it achieve its mission. The IG calls on FMCSA to obtain more complete information on motor carrier crashes to more effectively target the highest risk carriers for compliance reviews and to reassess and strengthen the compliance review process as vulnerabilities are identified. The IG also urges FMCSA to ensure that enforcement actions are taken against companies that repeatedly violate motor carrier safety regulations.