Trucking expert witnesses may write reports and testify on truck driver qualifications, federal motor vehicle safety standards, as well as related issues. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) has sent a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, demanding they address serious concerns about the safety of Mexican trucks on U.S. roads. The letter comes in response to a report published by the Inspector General on the cross border trucking “pilot” program. The IG’s report showed that FMCSA was not yet prepared to launch a pilot program with the strict level of scrutiny and monitoring of safety performance mandated by Congress. The agency has yet to transmit a report to Congress outlining the steps taken to address the shortfalls.
Read more: defazio.house.gov.