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FMCSA Administrator Ferro Participates in Commercial Motor Vehicle Technology Showcase

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FMCSA Administrator Ferro Participates in Commercial Motor Vehicle Technology Showcase

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
October 14, 2010

FMCSA 15-10
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Contact: Candice Tolliver
Tel: 202-366-9999

Views New Technologies Designed to Improve Truck and Bus Safety

FMCSA Administrator Ferro Participates in Commercial Motor Vehicle Technology Showcase

Views New Technologies Designed to Improve Truck and Bus Safety

WASHINGTON -- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator Anne S. Ferro today participated in a Commercial Motor Vehicle Technology Showcase that featured new-to-market and emerging roadside inspection technologies designed to improve the safety performance of commercial trucks and buses.

Held at FMCSA's Roadside Technology Corridor on Interstate 81 in Greene County, Tennessee, the showcase provided a first-hand look at how state-of-the-art technology better equips state law enforcement as they conduct commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety inspections. FMCSA, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Safety, Tennessee Department of Transportation, the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, organized the showcase.

"Safety is our top priority," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "This technology showcase will help us as we seek innovative and more efficient ways to make our roads safer for everyone."

"FMCSA is committed to strengthening commercial vehicle safety through the use of new technology," said FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro. "By providing a platform to test, evaluate and refine new enforcement technologies, we are able to clearly understand their benefits and encourage deployment on the state level."

In a real world setting, the showcase demonstrated various new safety technologies including:

To learn more about the Commercial Motor Vehicle Technology Showcase, visit www.fmcsa.dot.gov.

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