The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Program:
Not Yet Achieving What the Congress Wanted
CED-77-62: Published: May 16, 1977. Publicly Released: May 16, 1977.
- Full Report:
Although highway safety has increased since 1966, in 1977 the Federal motor carrier safety program had not been improved as much as the Congress wanted. Problems which raised congressional concern in 1966 still exist.
Over one-third of the 54,800 trucks and buses inspected by Federal personnel during 1974 and 1975 were unsafe and taken off the road until repaired. Little assurance exists that most motor carriers are operating in compliance with Federal safety regulations.