PROTECTING THE INTEGRITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S TRUCK SAFETY AUDITS

This hearing highligths three troubling findings: One, the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety does not adequately respond to whistleblowers' allegations of truck safety violations; second, it has no procedures for reacting to questioned safety audits; and, third, no procedures for sampling or otherwise monitoring its enforcement personnel to detect shoddy or intentionally misdirected audits. The central problem is the Bureau's inability to maintain an adversarial role with the industry it is expected to regulate. It follows that the Bureau would see little point in protecting the integrity of its enforcement investigations and would discourage whistleblowers by ignoring their allegations. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A Hearing before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States House of Representatives

    Committee on Government Operations
    Washington, DC  United States  20515
  • Publication Date: 1984-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 117 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393932
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM