More concerns raised about Mexican trucks on US highways
We are seeing more concerns raised about safety of Mexican trucks coming into the US. Among the points raised recently are:
• Full access has not been granted to the Mexican license record database. Border facilities have this access, but more than 15% of the time the records are missing entirely.
• The Department of Transportation (DOT) just assumes all trucks used by Mexico-based companies built after 1996 are up to U.S. standards, even though data reveal that 1/5 of such vehicles do not meet minimum safety standards
• The DOT says it will just rely on statements from Mexico-based carriers that their vehicles comply with U.S. safety standards, even though federal law clearly states that such certification can be made only by the vehicle manufacturer.
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