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Hearing to Examine Effectiveness of DOT Truck & Bus Safety Program

September 12, 2012

Washington, DC – A Congressional hearing on Thursday will examine the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new motor carrier safety enforcement and compliance program and issues related to its implementation.

The Subcommittee on Highways and Transit hearing, chaired by U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN), will focus on FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, which is intended to intervene with unsafe carriers in order to prevent future crashes. However, since CSA was implemented in December 2010, some studies and stakeholders have raised questions about the effectiveness of the program.

Thursday’s hearing will review the CSA program and to help determine whether it is an appropriate measure of safety and is achieving its goals. More information can be found here.

WHAT: Hearing of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, chaired by U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN): “Evaluating the Effectiveness of DOT’s Truck and Bus Safety Program”

WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 13, 2012

WHERE: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
A live webcast of this hearing will be available here


• Hon. Anne Ferro, Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
• Mr. Steve Owings, Co-Founder, Road Safe America
• Mr. David Palmer, Assistant Chief, Texas Department of Public Safety
• Mr. Scott A. Mugno, Vice President, Safety and Maintenance, FedEx Ground
• Mrs. Ruby McBride, Vice President, Corporate Systems, Colonial Freight Systems, Inc.
• Mr. Bruce Johnson, Director, Carrier Services, C.H. Robinson
• Mr. Bill Gentry, President, Gentry Trailways

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