TITLE

Reincarnating Commercial Vehicle Companies Pose Safety Threat to Motoring Public; Federal Safety Agency Has Initiated Efforts to Prevent Future Occurrences

AUTHOR(S)
Kutz, Gregory
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
GAO Reports;7/30/2009, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to determine the new motor coach carriers that were substantially related to carriers placed out of service and were registered as new entrants with the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Key field matches were identified from FMCSA data. As deception efforts including minor spelling changes cannot be detected by the matching scheme, the actual number of reincarnated carriers is understated.
ACCESSION #
43691572

 

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