Friday, October 14, 2011

OOIDA comments prompt second look at cross-border applicant

In spite of having passed a Pre-Authority Safety Audit by the Federal Motor Carrier SafetyAdministration, the agency has decided to deny Grupo Behr access to the long-haul program in response to issues raised by OOIDA and two other groups.

FMCSA announced on Aug. 25 in the Federal Register that Mexico-domiciled motor carrier Grupo Behr had passed its Pre-Authority Safety Audit, or PASA, and requested comments from the public.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association was one of four groups that filed comments protesting the agency’s proposal to grant authority to Grupo Behr. Also protesting were Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the Teamsters and Knight Transportation. Full Story....

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