TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Transportation chief Foxx: Cut truckers' red tape

About The Tribune-Review
The Tribune-Review can be reached via e-mail or at 412-321-6460.
Contact Us | Video | Photo Reprints

Daily Photo Galleries


By USA Today

Published: Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx proposed on Thursday to reduce trucking paperwork to save the industry $1.7 billion a year.

The paperwork deals with inspection reports required before and after every trip a commercial truck makes. The inspections on 4 million vehicles cover 20 items to check, in case anything needs repair.

Under Foxx's proposed rule, truckers would be required to file only reports that detail defects, which are found in only 5 percent of inspections.

Inspections would be required before and after each trip, just not the reports that Foxx said required 47.2 million work hours each year.

“President Obama has challenged his administration to cut waste and red tape,” Foxx said. “If this rule goes into effect, we will eliminate the burden of completing and retaining reports when there is nothing to report.”

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Deal reached in Ukraine crisis talks, but U.S. remains wary of Russia’s end game
  2. Scientists achieve cloning advance for use in treating diseases
  3. Obama’s budget plan wildly off, CBO says
  4. Another arrest made in abduction of N.C. prosecutor’s father
  5. Husband accused in slaying ate pot candy, police say
  6. Reid calls Nevada rancher’s supporters ‘terrorists’ over armed confrontation
  7. National Portrait Gallery features abstract expressionism of familiar faces
  8. Clinton donor pleads guilty in illegal campaign contributions
  9. Chelsea Clinton expecting first child
  10. GAO finds just 1 percent of large partnerships audited by IRS
  11. Obamacare estimates beaten by 1M
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.