- WEB EXCLUSIVE
- PE COFFEEHAUS
FMCSA's safety permit proposal was prompted by the Sept. 11 attacks and now the federal government, concerned about the movement of radioactive and toxic materials and certain explosives on U.S. roads, is moving to close safety and security loopholes.
The permit requirement would be phased in starting Jan. 1, 2005.
The comment period on the proposal expires Oct. 20. See http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-20887.htm.