NRMCA Secures Key Industry Victories in Long-Term Highway Bill

On December 4, President Obama signed into law the first long-term highway bill in over a decade, which also included several key provisions benefiting the ready mixed concrete industry. The FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation), or HR 22, guarantees funding for five years at $305 billion for highway and transit programs. On December 3, the House voted in favor of the bill (359-65) followed by the Senate later in the evening (83-16). The President signed the bill into law on Friday, hours before the latest highway bill extension was set to expire. NRMCA secured a number of key provisions in the FAST Act that benefit mixer truck drivers. The key language for the ready mixed concrete industry centers on three important provisions within the Federal Hours of Service (HOS) regulations:
The FAST Act also includes several other victories that NRMCA advocated, each benefiting the ready mixed concrete industry. These include Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program reforms that require the FMCSA administrator to commission a study of its safety measurement system and remove certain CSA scores from public view. The bill also contains a provision on minimum financial responsibility for commercial motor vehicles that requires the transportation secretary to consider cost-benefit criteria and conduct a study before issuing a final rulemaking to determine whether to increase the minimum level of financial responsibility.

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