July 11, 2012
Is FMCSA’s CSA Program Driving Small Businesses Off the Road?
The purpose of the hearing was to examine the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program and its effects on small businesses. The CSA is the federal government’s primary tool to regulate commercial motor vehicle safety. Since the initial implementation of the program in 2010, a number of small businesses in the highway commercial freight industry have identified a variety of issues that they believe call into question the overall accuracy of the program and create disparate effects on small businesses.
Opening Statement:Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO)
Witnesses and Testimony:Panel 1
Bill Bronrott, Deputy Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Washington, DC
Daniel A. Miranda, CEO, Hit Em Hard Transportation, Elverta, CA
Dr. Michael Belzer, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Anthony Gallo, Senior Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Baltimore, MD
Jeff Tucker, CEO, Tucker Company Worldwide, Cherry Hill, NJ