Press Release

ATA Applauds Introduction of Safe Roads Act of 2021

Arlington, Virginia — Today, the American Trucking Associations praised the introduction of the Safe Roads Act of 2021, sponsored by Representative Hank Johnson (D-Georgia). The legislation would strengthen safety technology standards for new commercial vehicles by, among other things, requiring Class 7 and 8 trucks to be equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking systems. 

“We thank Congressman Johnson for his leadership on this issue and for working closely with industry stakeholders to craft this legislation,” said Bill Sullivan, executive vice president of advocacy at the American Trucking Associations. “Safety remains our industry’s number-one priority, and this bill will increase the deployment of advanced driver safety systems while furthering research for automatic emergency braking – a critical, life-saving technology – across all commercial vehicle classes.”