Border auditors don caps and gowns

| 5/7/2002

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta recently congratulated the first graduates of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's border auditors course. The course emphasizes the importance of ensuring Mexico-domiciled commercial vehicles operate safely in the United States, Mineta said.

The 16 graduates will work in Texas locations at McAllen, El Paso and Laredo.

"President Bush and I are committed to extending the benefits of free trade throughout our hemisphere, while ensuring that all trucks and busses operate safely in the United States," Mineta said.