From the Truck Safety Coalition… Napolitano Amendment to Remove Sec. 611 of AIRR Act FAILS 27-31

In 2015, 4,067 people were killed in large truck crashes in the United States

From the Truck Safety Coalition… Napolitano Amendment to Remove Sec. 611 of AIRR Act FAILS 27-31

Yesterday, the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure voted to approve the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act. As you know, this federal aviation bill includes a provision that adversely impacts truck safety. Section 611 would preempt the laws of more than 20 states and would restrict states from enacting laws governing truck drivers’ meal and rest breaks that go beyond the federal standard. Unfortunately, an amendment offered by Rep. Grace Napolitano, which would have removed Section 611, failed by a vote of 27-31. We are thankful for her efforts as well as for the support of Reps Nadler (D-NY) and Norton (D-DC).  We will keep you updated about the status of this provision and let you what you can do to help remove it.

The Truck Safety Coalition Team