Interstate motor carrier operations expert witnesses may write reports and opine on the trucking industry, trucking and transportation rules and regulations, and related topics. On April 8th, the U.S. Department of Transportation released the details of a proposed, phased long-haul, cross-border trucking program between the United States and Mexico. The proposed new program prioritizes safety, while satisfying the United States’ international obligations. It also builds upon the progress announced by Presidents Obama and Calderon in early March.
After the previous program was terminated in March 2009, Secretary LaHood and other Administration officials met with lawmakers, safety advocates, industry representatives and other stakeholders to address a broad range of concerns. DOT has continued that dialogue and has taken concerns raised into account as it has worked with Mexico to develop a new program.
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