There has been substantive progress on more than half of 20 critical steps necessary to further reduce highway crashes, according to a new report released by American Trucking Associations on its progressive safety agenda.
The report comes four years after ATA released its list of safety priorities and called on policymakers to do more to make trucks and their workplace, America’s roadways, safer.
“ATA has been a vocal advocate for making common-sense, data-supported, regulatory and legislative changes to improve the safety of our nation’s highways,” ATA President Bill Graves said in a statement.
“Regulators and lawmakers at the state and federal level have answered ATA’s calls in several areas, but there is still much more work to be done,” Graves said. “For instance, though Congress has taken positive steps on electronic logging devices and on hair testing for drugs, ATA will continue to press for progress on these issues until meaningful changes are finally implemented.”