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Statement Opposing Amendment to FY 2023 Appropriations Bill Degrading Truck Safety Rules

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Today, the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations adopted an amendment as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD), and Related Agencies funding bill that will exacerbate known safety dangers associated with large trucks.  The amendment, offered by Representative Steve Womack (R-AR) and passed by the Committee on a voice vote, exempts livestock and insect haulers from a rule requiring the use of electronic logging devices (ELD).

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Statement on FY 2023 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations

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As the appropriations process moves forward, it is imperative that current safety protections be preserved.  Special interest carve-outs for segments of the trucking industry have no place “riding” on an important funding bill.

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Statement on Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Actions on Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Testing Rules

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Truck driving is one of the most dangerous professions in the U.S.  In this exceedingly hazardous roadway environment, policy makers should be advancing proven solutions to enhance large truck safety.  Today’s actions by the FMCSA ended two ill-conceived and unsafe proposals.  Advocates looks forward to additional actions by the Agency to address the preventable carnage experienced on our streets and highways.

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Letter for House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Hearing on Supply Chain Challenges

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) submitted written testimony for a November 17, 2021 hearing held by the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, “Industry and Labor Perspectives: A Further Look at North American Supply Chain Challenges.”  The statement focused on dangers associated with proposals to weaken existing truck safety rules and allow the deployment of autonomous trucks. 

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