OOIDA Proposes Important Changes to the New Highway Bill
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has proposed a “top-down review” of certain rules and regulations issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
The Association thinks that before a rule takes effect, its relation to safety should be proven and that FMCSA should make their decision-making process more transparent.
One of the ways to achieve this is for Congress to pass a completely new highway bill instead of extend the previous one. The bill should include “independent review of current regulations”, as well as “new procedures for FMCSA to follow in arriving at new regulations.”
The current highway bill, known as MAP-21, expires September 30th this year and OOIDA is urging Congress to do more than just an extension of it. In addition to independent reviews of which rules are effective and which not, OOIDA wants more say in how the rules are developed.
Read the full article in Land Line Magazine.