15 Border States Awarded $32 Million
The FMCSA announced that they were awarding $32 Million dollars to 15 bordering states. These funds ensure that foreign drivers from Mexico and Canada are properly licensed to operate in the US. This awarded money comes from the Border Enforcement Grant (BEG). These grants are given to states to make sure these motor carriers, vehicles, and drivers are in compliance with the United States safety regulations. These regulations include: financial responsibility, operating authority, driver qualification, licensing, and vehicle maintenance. These grants are given to states that are either on the Canada/Mexico border, to enforce the FMCSA rules at the roadside. The largest grant given out, was to the Texas Department of Public Safety, receiving $17.2 million.