Making our Roads Safer: Reauthorization of the Motor Carrier Safety Programs, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred and Twelfth Congress, First Session, July 21, 2011 [open pdf - 989KB]
From the opening statement of Frank R. Lautenberg: "This has been a bad year, one of the worst, for bus crashes, with 7 major crashes that have killed 27 people. And the loss of these lives is unacceptable, and we've got to do something to stop that from occurring, and we've got to do more to help FMCSA [Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration] protect Americans from dangers on our roadways. And that's why I'm soon going to introduce a bill to strengthen safety regulations by making sure that only the safest motor carriers and drivers enter the industry, improving the laws and the regulations that govern drivers and vehicles, and giving the government the tools it needs to take unsafe drivers and carriers out of the industry." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Frank R. Lautenberg, Roger F. Wicker, Kelly Ayotte, Mark Pryor, John Boozman, Olympia Snowe, Anne S. Ferro, Christopher A. Hart, Daniel England, Joe Rajkovacz, and Jacqueline S. Gillan.
S. Hrg. 112-345; Senate Hearing 112-345
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