ABSTRACT

Commercial Trucking: Safety and Infrastructure Issues Under the North American Free Trade Agreement   [open pdf - 951KB]

Because there are major differences between U.S. and Mexican trucking regulations and operating practices that could adversely affect highway safety and infrastructure in the United States, this GAO report evaluates the major implementation efforts associated with opening the U.S.-Mexican border to commercial trucking. Specifically, this report (1) reviews efforts to make compatible the differing trucking regulations of the United States and Mexico; (2) identifies major differences in U.S. and Mexican trucking regulations and operating and enforcement practices that could adversely affect highway safety and infrastructure; and (3) reviews federal and state governments' readiness to ensure that trucks from Mexico comply with U.S. trucking regulations.

Report Number:
GAO/RCED-96-61
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Date:
1996-02
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office (GAO): http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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