The U.S. House of Representatives introduced the new bill on July 1. The legislation is willing to change the hiring standards for trucking companies.
The summary of H.R.7457 says that it would "establish a national motor carrier safety selection standard for entities that contract with certain motor carriers to transport goods, and for other purposes."
The details are available on congress.gov.
The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) supported the new bill.
TIA regards, that "a huge safety gap exists in the motor carrier marketplace." Chris Burroughs, the Vice President of Government Affairs for TIA, said that 85% of carriers have an unrated safety rating. That is why the bill is an effective way to develop the trucking industry's safety.
The complete description of the bill is not released yet. But TIA says that H.R.7457 would ensure that only safe motor carriers are elected to perform the freight. "The new bill is about public safety on our roads," Burroughs said.
Our team will continue to track the process, so stay tuned for more information.