SAFETY EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATION--FEDERAL AND STATE ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS IN HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION BY TRUCK
The National Transportation Safety Board, at the request of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has just completed a safety effectiveness evaluation of Federal and State enforcement efforts in the area of bulk hazardous materials transportation by commercial motor vehicle. As a result of this evaluation, the Board found that there are several improvements that should be made to the enforcement activities of the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety (BMCS) in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). In its evaluation, the Board staff interviewed BMCS officials in the headquarters office and in eight of the nine FHWA Regions. In addition, the Board staff interviewed State enforcement officials in 24 States, including 3 of the 4 States participating in the BMCS "Commercial Motor Carrier Safety Inspection and Weighing Demonstration Program." Because the BMCS enforcement of the motor vehicle-related Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations is not separate from its enforcement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, the Board found that, in general, the same deficiencies undermine the effectiveness of both efforts. Thus, the major findings of the Board concerning BMCS enforcement apply equally to enforcement of the motor vehicle-related Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
National Transportation Safety BoardOffice of Evaluations and Safety Objectives
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1981-2-19
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 110 p.
- TRT Terms: Federal government; Freight transportation; Hazardous materials; Improvements; Measures of effectiveness; Regulations; Safety; State government; Trucks
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Enforcement
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Highways; Law; Motor Carriers; Safety and Human Factors; I82: Accidents and Transport Infrastructure;
- Accession Number: 00335421
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-SEE-81-2, HS-032 610
- Files: HSL, TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM