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ATA Outlines Plan to Improve Truck Safety to Congress

In testimony today to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Highway and Transit Subcommittee, American Trucking Associations said continued improvement in truck safety will need new strategies to better address the primary causes of highway crashes.

ATA Files V2V Comments

On Oct. 20, ATA filed comments with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on its Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications for light vehicles. ATA supported a dedicated 5.9GHZ frequency band for the connected vehicle program and highway safety, and also supported minimum performance requirements for DSRC devices and GPS.

Industry and Law Enforcement Groups Petition FMCSA For Supplemental Clearinghouse Rule

On May 5, ATA along with other industry associations and a law enforcement group petitioned FMCSA to issue a Supplemental Notice to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on its proposed Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The petition calls for FMCSA to propose that employers report all instances of actual knowledge of misuse, including direct observations of misuse and employee admissions of misuse (except as provided in Section 382.121), to the proposed clearinghouse.

Comments - Human Trafficking

ATA filed comments in December supporting the GSA/DOD proposed rule for Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) contractors to meet certain requirements...