By David Tanner, Land Line associate editor
A team of negotiators from the House and Senate is in place and will begin hammering out a final version of a multiyear surface transportation bill next month. On Thursday, OOIDA issued a call to action urging lawmakers to remove a government mandate for electronic on-board recorders from the legislation.
On Thursday, April 26, leaders from the House announced their team of 33 negotiators who will join the Senate’s 14-person team at the table. The panel announced that its first meeting will happen May 8 in DC where they’ll begin working on highway funding, trucking safety and other programs that use federal transportation funds.
Senators are bringing their two-year, $109 billion bill to the table, complete with a motor carrier safety program that includes EOBRs in addition to other items affecting trucking such as parking, detention time, cab crashworthiness, toll roads, public-private partnerships, chameleon carriers, driver training standards and a study of how regulations affect small businesses... FULL ARTICLE
Thu, April 26, 2012
by John Cox