On June 4, U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), released text of the 2021 Highway Bill, known as the INVEST in America Act. OOIDA will AGGRESSIVELY OPPOSE the legislation until the proposed insurance increase to $2 million and several other anti-trucker provisions are removed such as required screening for sleep apnea, restrictive limits on personal conveyance, the return of public CSA scores, new authority for congestion pricing, an automatic emergency braking mandate and a potential side underride guard mandate. While OOIDA opposes the bill for these harmful requirements that will needlessly jeopardize small trucking businesses, the $1 billion investment in truck parking projects is a major victory for OOIDA.
The Committee will consider the bill next week on Wednesday, June 9. Various amendments will be offered that could change the bill. OOIDA will be working with Members of the Committee to remove as many poison pill trucking provision as possible. Now we need your help by telling your Representative to OPPOSE the House Highway Bill.
Call your U.S. Representative today! You can find contact information for your Representative by clicking HERE and typing in your ZIP code. You can also call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. An operator will connect you directly with your Representative.
- INVEST in America Act – Trucking Provisions
- INVEST in America Act – Fact Sheet
- INVEST in America Act – Full Bill Text
Be on the lookout for more updates on the House Highway Bill over the next few days. You can reply directly to this message with any comments, suggestions, recommendations, etc. or email Questions@OOIDA.com.