Legislative Update – June 14, 2019

Legislative Update

CVSA Testifies at House Hearing on the State of the Trucking Industry
On June 12, 2019, CVSA Past President Deputy Chief Mark Savage testified before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. The hearing, titled “Under Pressure: The State of Trucking in America,” was called to gather input from stakeholders on challenges facing the trucking industry. Deputy Chief Savage’s testimony focused on the need for clear and enforceable regulations and a more effective rulemaking process. The testimony stressed that the history of delays in official rulemaking has created inconsistencies between regulations, regulatory guidance and informal communications from the agency. In addition, he discussed the role that exemptions play in undermining safety and complicating the effective enforcement of safety regulations.

CVSA Meetings with Congressional Offices Continue
CVSA staff continues to meet with congressional offices to discuss CVSA, the needs of the law enforcement community and commercial motor vehicle safety. Within the commercial motor vehicle space, automated driving systems, fatigue, exemptions, commercial driver’s license age requirements, HOS and ELDs are common topics of interest on Capitol Hill.