New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of FMCSA's Compliance with Mexican Motor Carrier Cross-Border Safety Requirements
On June 19, 2007, we announced our audit of FMCSA's compliance with Mexican motor carrier cross-border safety requirements. The audit is in response to the requirements set forth in the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act of 2007. This audit will examine FMCSA compliance with Section 350(a) of the Fiscal Year 2002 Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Section 350(a) contains preconditions for reviewing and processing applications by Mexican motor carriers to operate beyond the border commercial zones. The audit objectives are to determine whether FMCSA has: (1) complied with each of the Section 350(a) requirements; (2) established sufficient mechanisms to ensure that provisional authority is only granted to motor carriers domiciled in Mexico that can comply with U.S. Federal motor carrier laws and regulations as well as requirements associated with the demonstration project, and (3) established sufficient monitoring and enforcement mechanisms to ensure that Mexican motor carriers that are granted provisional authority comply with U.S. Federal motor carrier laws and regulations as well as requirements associated with the demonstration project.