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Motor Carrier Safety at the U.S. - Mexico Border

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This report summarizes recommendations contained in our July 18th testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Highways and Transit Subcommittee. We recommended FMCSA: 1) use additional motor carrier inspectors during all border crossing operating hours; 2) complete safety reviews before granting Mexican motor carriers’ conditional operating authority and inspect all long-haul commercial vehicles and drivers before or as they enter the United States; 3) act against those carriers which do not comply with safety regulations; 4) obtain land at border crossings to conduct inspections and place vehicles out of service; 5) revise proposed rulemakings on application procedures and a monitoring system; and 6) conduct workshops and outreach sessions to provide guidance and facilitate application processing.