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Legislation meant to facilitate the employment of drivers through the use of accurate safety data was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The CSA Reform Act, from Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), would create a pilot program for carriers to request regular safety audits. Compliance, Safety, Accountability at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is a data-driven safety compliance and enforcement.
“Truck drivers are a vital component of our nation’s logistics network,” Gibbs said Oct. 2. “Safe drivers ensure safe roads and the efficient delivery of goods, and the CSA program should work to enhance that safety at a regular, predictable schedule. The safety scores carriers rely on should be up-to-date and accurate. The CSA Reform Act will help shippers, brokers and intermediaries have access to that data.”
The legislation had been included in the Republican-sponsored STARTER Act, a comprehensive surface transportation measure opposed by Democrats on the House transportation committee.
“The STARTER Act is a common-sense transportation reauthorization and a stark contrast from the Democrats’ bill that prioritizes their far left agenda rather than helping restore America’s infrastructure,” Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee ranking member Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) said recently.
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