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    Advisory committees

    Truck and bus safety advisory committees to meet in May

    May 1, 2014

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    Washington – Various truck and bus safety topics are scheduled for discussion during Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory committee and subcommittee public meetings set to take place in May.

    • The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee will meet May 19 and 20 to discuss the commercial motor carrier industry’s responsibility for covering crash-related expenses. FMCSA recently analyzed the issue in a report to Congress.
    • On May 21, MCSAC’s Cross Border Subcommittee will meet to discuss the status of FMCSA’s ongoing cross-border trucking pilot program. The pilot program, launched in 2011 to fulfill a requirement in the North American Free Trade Agreement, is intended to test whether Mexico-based trucks can operate safely in the United States beyond established border commercial zones.

    The meetings are scheduled to take place in Alexandria, VA. The public can submit comments for consideration to the Federal Docket Management System. Agendas will be released prior to the meetings on the MCSAC website.