Truck Safety

Administration officials and industry representatives testified about S. 1501, the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. Topics… read more

Administration officials and industry representatives testified about S. 1501, the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. Topics included removing unsafe drivers or vehicles from U.S. highways, more intense driver education, improving truck and bus safety, and preventing more railroad grade crossing accidents. Inspector General Mead testified that Mexican trucks crossing the border had a much higher rate of disrepair and that more inspectors are needed at border crossings. Administrator Wykle said the Federal Highway Administration is conducting a study into the causes of all motor carrier accidents and is preparing a new proposal about the 60-year-old rules on hours of driver service. Witnesses supported a separate Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Motor carrier representatives testified in support of the new legislation and made further suggestions about the jurisdictions of various agencies. close

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Program ID:
152437-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 29, 1999
Last Aired:
Sep 30, 1999

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  • Sep 29, 1999 | 5:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 29, 1999 | 9:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 30, 1999 | 2:40am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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