FMCSA forums to focus on truck safety, security

| 9/25/2003

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Office of Research and Technology is hosting workshops in November and December to identify research topics that should be investigated in order to improve commercial motor vehicle safety, security and productivity. 

 FMCSA will also update participants on its ongoing research activities, including a discussion of how past stakeholder input is being incorporated into the agency’s research activities.

 “As the federal government's chief commercial vehicle safety agency, FMCSA focuses on saving lives and reducing injuries by helping to prevent crashes involving large trucks and motor coaches,” the agency said in a statement. “FMCSA currently is working to reduce the number of fatalities associated with commercial vehicle crashes to 1.65 fatalities per 100 million miles driven.”

The workshops will be held in the following locations:

  • Nov. 20, 2003 - Denver, Embassy Suites Hotel Denver Gateway Airport South
  • Dec. 3, 2003 - Baltimore, Renaissance Harbor Place Hotel

All workshops will begin at 9 a.m. and will adjourn at about 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Loftus at (202) 385-2363.