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February 25, 2015 6:30 PM, EST

Senate Panel Calls for Hearing on Truck Safety, FMCSA Regulations

Darling by Pete Marovich/Bloomberg News

Scott Darling, acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, is scheduled to appear March 4 before a Senate subcommittee that has jurisdiction over trucking regulations.

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), will lead the hearing of the Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Subcommittee, which is part of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

The hearing will look at safety issues and regulations relevant to the trucking industry. Other witnesses will include Joseph W. Comé, deputy principal assistant Inspector General for auditing and evaluation at the office of the Inspector General; Susan Fleming, director of the Government Accountability Office; and Christopher Hart, acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board.

At an event earlier this month, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the trucking sector will continue to grow and be a dominant force in the freight industry.