If last year’s proposed highway bill is a template for the upcoming version, it will mean bad news for truckers, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association told the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in a letter this week.
The trucking organization wrote that if the bill is similar to the bill proposed last year, the organization will adamantly oppose it.
“Whether you’re a fleet owner, company driver, or owner-operator, last year’s legislation was bad news,” said Todd Spencer, president of OOIDA. “Hopefully, the Committee will fix the harmful, anti-trucking provisions from last year’s bill. Some of what they are considering will result in more crashes, not less!”