“One thing was made clear by the IG's report — the pilot program was a failure,” Mr. Hoffa said. “It did not provide enough data for the IG to determine with any confidence that the trucks participating in the program were representative of those that could be permitted in the future.
“Nor could the IG project the safety performance of Mexico-domiciled carriers based on the data collected from the pilot program,” he said.
The pilot program not only ignored statutory and regulatory requirements for such a program, but also lacked plain common sense, according to Mr. Hoffa.
“Allowing untested Mexican trucks to travel our highways is a mistake of the highest order, and it's the driving public that will be put at risk by the DOT's rash decision,” he said.