Border auditors don caps and gowns

| Tuesday, May 07, 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.