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CVSA President Testifies at Senate Hearing on Oversight of Motor Carrier Safety Efforts

 

CVSA President Testifies at Senate Hearing on Oversight of Motor Carrier Safety Efforts

CVSA President Francis (Buzzy) France recently testified at a hearing before the Senate Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security on “Oversight of Motor Carrier Safety Efforts” on April 28, 2010. Subcommittee Chairman Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) chaired the hearing and emphasized issues he considered of greatest importance: electronic onboard recorders, hours-of-service rules, CSA 2010 and truck size and weight. Ranking subcommittee member Sen. John Thune (R-SD) emphasized the importance of state efforts in making CSA 2010 successful and also expressed concern about the lack of harmonization in truck size and weight standards. Sen. Clare McCaskell (D-MO) expressed strong concern about the lack of concern that driver pay is most often determined by miles rather than hours worked and recommended that a study be conducted about the effect of this on truck study. Questions directed to CVSA President France concerned hours-of-service, EOBRs, and truck size and weight. He reaffirmed CVSA Reauthorization policy on each of these issues. Chairman Lautenberg raised the possibility of a further hearing on truck size and weight.

We have attached the statements provided by CVSA, ATA, OOIDA, FMCSA and NTSB as well as a photo from their oral testimonies for your reference.