Safety & Compliance

Senate Plans Truck Safety Hearings

September 22, 1999

SHARING TOOLS        | Print Subscribe
The Senate will hold hearings on truck safety reform legislation next week.

At issue during the Sept. 29 hearing will be a proposal to create a separate administration for trucks and buses at the Department of Transportation. Also on the table are wide-ranging safety reforms, such as tough new requirements for getting and keeping a commercial driver's license, and requiring new truckers to prove they understand the safety rules.
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-TX, chairman of the Surface Transportation Subcommittee, will run the hearing. Once the bill, called the Motor Carrier Safety Act of 1999, clears the subcommittee and the Senate Commerce Committee, it will go to the Senate floor. If it passes there, the Senate will hammer out a compromise between its bill and the one now working its way through the House.
Witnesses at next week's hearing have not been announced, although the list is likely to include representatives from all sides of the transportation safety community.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 2000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

Newsletter

We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.

GotQuestions?

LUBRICANTS

The expert, Mark Betner from Citgo will answer your questions
Ask a question

Sponsored by


WHEEL ENDS SOLUTIONS

Wheel end expert Jeff Geist from STEMCO will answer your questions
Ask a question

Sponsored by

Magazine