John Sommers II for Transport Topics
American Trucking Associations is calling on Congress and federal policymakers to act on a list of issues in 2014 that ATA said would improve the nation’s economy and make highways safer.
Among the top concerns is to “identify sustainable, efficient and reliable funding for our nation’s roads and bridges rather than seeking out the ’easy money’ of tolls and privatization,” ATA said in its Jan. 8 call for action.
Congress is scheduled to write a new transportation reauthorization funding law this year, as the existing law, MAP-21, expires Sept. 30.
ATA also said there are important safety technology rules that need to be finalized, among them specifications on devices that electronically log driver hours and govern the speed of trucks.