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Specifically, Byrd questioned why the enforcement community was reducing the amount of traffic enforcement activities it conducts under the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program, in favor of increased inspections of trucks and driver credentials at roadside.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has several enforcement programs to improve truck safety and funds similar enforcement programs in states through its Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP).
For example, the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program, which provides for roadside vehicle inspections, aims at identifying and removing from service motor carrier vehicles and drivers operating in violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR).
Pennsylvania's motor carrier safety assistance program is a cooperative effort of the State Police, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, and the numerous municipal police departments that employ specially trained officers to inspect trucks.
This broad exclusion of all farming vehicles and drivers of farm vehicles from Pennsylvania's intrastate regulations undermines the uniformity Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) was enacted to ensure, and would have a significant and negative impact on highway safety," said Anne S.
The Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program Team has developed and begun using a standard electronic format for the State Enforcement Plan (SEP) grant-writing procedure.
CVSA Executive Director Stephen Campbell commented "The roadside inspector, in partnership with FMCSA and the support it provides through the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program have been key factors in helping to reduce the large truck related fatality rate in the United States by nearly 50 percent in the last 20 years.
The department also increased radar and aerial speed enforcement details, conducted a DUI enforcement effort, and assigned its motor carrier enforcement officers and Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program inspectors to conduct commercial vehicle inspections.