TSA wants to continue highway motor carrier security review

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The Transportation Security Administration has asked the Office of Management and Budget to extend its currently approved Information Collection Request to review highway motor carrier security involving owners and operators of school bus, motorcoach and general freight trucking companies, privately owned assets, state Departments of Transportation and State Departments of Education.

TSA’s ongoing review seeks to ascertain minimum security standards and identify coverage gaps. TSA conducts this collection through voluntary face-to-face visits at the headquarters of the subject surface transportation owners and operators. During the site visit, TSA personnel complete the CSR form, which asks security-related questions.

TSA says this assessment is necessary for the agency to establish the current state of security practices for highway modes of transportation. The agency then will be able to make policy and programmatic decisions to improve the overall security posture within the surface transportation community. TSA says the data collected also can be used to develop security practice assessments and issue security guidelines, best practices and lessons learned for the stakeholder community.