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A bipartisan group of lawmakers who oversee transportation programs has written a letter asking that the federal government delay enforcement of its latest changes to the hours-of-service rules for truck drivers until three months after a federal appeals court issues its decision on challenges to those changes.
A group of leaders in the Senate and House Appropriations Committees’ subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and related agencies sent their letter Wednesday.
“Delaying the July 1 effective date of the rule is the most responsible course of action to take, given the uncertainty of where the court will come down,” said the letter, signed by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), ranking member of the Senate subcommittee; Tom Latham (R-Iowa), chairman of the House subcommittee; and Ed Pastor (D-Ariz.), ranking member of the House subcommittee. They sent the letter to Anne Ferro, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.