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NRMCA, NSSGA Advocate for Truck Policies with Senate Commerce Committee

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Last week, NRMCA and NSSGA met with staff from the Senate Commerce Committee to discuss some of the anti-business, anti-ready mixed concrete provisions contained in H.R. 2. In particular, the two associations raised concerns about truck-related policies that would increase costs and compliance burdens for the industry. H.R. 2 contains several damaging provisions that NRMCA opposes, including:

  • Delaying the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new Hours of Service standards;
  • Raising the minimum insurance thresholds for commercial motor vehicles from $750,000 to $2 million;
  • Implementing mandatory sleep apnea testing; and
  • Establishing new rules for underride protections.

Each of these provisions are adverse to policies NRMCA supports (in the case of the new HOS provisions) or implement policies we oppose. The adverse trucking policies contained in H.R. 2 and the resistance to relaxing regulations is a foreshadowing of what the industry can expect if the House remains anti-business and the Senate majority flips in the 2020 general election. NRMCA will continue to educate Senate offices and work to kill these House-passed policies in any final surface transportation legislation.

For more information, contact Andrew Tyrrell at atyrrell at


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