The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has unveiled a draft 2011-2016 â€œstrategic planâ€� for improving truck and bus safety, and has invited the public to comment on the plan through the end of July.
â€œThis strategic plan represents a fresh and bold new view on issues critical to bus and truck safety, and I encourage Americans across the country to provide feedback and help shape the final plan,â€� Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement.
The plan aims to maintaining high safety standards to remain in the industry and to remove high-risk carriers, drivers and service providers from operation, FMCSA said in a statement. The agency is part of DOT.
It includes sections on commercial motor vehicle life-cycles, comprehensive date and technology utilization and measuring performance.
American Trucking Associations said it has urged FMCSA to simply identify the principle causes of truck crashes and prioritize and implement solutions accordingly.
Comments are due by July 29. Click here to view FMCSAâ€™s strategic plan. (PDF; FMCSA website.)
Click here to comment on the FMCSA strategic plan (via FMCSA/Ideascale website) â€” or, also to comment, click on regulations.gov. (Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0098.; U.S. government website.)
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