Friday, July 20, 2012

Analysis of Highway Bill

Attached is a PowerPoint explaining the issues covered in the Highway Bill (MAP-21). This outline is prepared by Rick Gobbell, our firm's Safety Consultant. Of particular interest is the EOBR requirement which may be delayed due to continued opposition and a de-funding bill passed by the House. In addition to provisions for new entrants and driver training, there are provisions precluding chameleon carriers and precluding shippers, broker and receivers from coercing drivers to exceed the hours of service.