Senate Subcommittee Discusses Trucking Issues with FMCSA’s Anne Ferro
On June 3rd, a Senate subcommittee held a meeting to discuss some important issues relevant to the trucking industry, such as “hours of service, sleep apnea, minimum insurance requirements, and the regulatory impact on small-business truckers with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.” The hearing was “part of the lead-up to drafting motor carrier safety, railroad, port and transit provisions for the next highway bill.”
Hours of service (HOS) has been, beyond doubt, has been one of the most hotly debated topics in the trucking industry. Two republican senators, Deb Fischer from Nebraska and Kelly Ayotte from New Hampshire wanted to find out more about the economic impact the HOS regulation has on small small trucking businesses.
Ayotte expressed some more concerns, with which she has been approached by truckers. One of them is the proposed increase in the minimum insurance requirement. Another one is that some drivers are forced to drive more hours in congestion because of the new HOS rules.
Read the full article in Land Line Magazine.