Stop Underrides Act Introduced in U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives

On March 5, 2019, Senators Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rubio (R-FL) and Representatives Cohen (D-TN) and DeSaulnier (D-CA) introduced the Stop Underrides Act. The bill seeks to improve underride protection on commercial motor vehicles by improving performance standards. Additionally, the bill would add underride guards to the list of parts and accessories required to be inspected under Appendix G of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and establishes a Committee on Underride Protection to oversee underride rulemakings and requirements.