Statement of ATA President & CEO Graves on Electronic Logging Amendment
ARLINGTON, Va., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves issued the following statement after approval of the amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.) to prevent the Department of Transportation from going forward with a requirement for electronic logging devices:
“Just one day after the House and Senate came together on a common sense compromise transportation bill that moves the cause of highway safety forward, adoption of this amendment is a step back.
“Though opponents of honest, fair and efficient enforcement of important safety rules have used this back door to thwart the will of Congress, we fully expect that the language of the conference report – agreed to by House and Senate leaders of both parties – will be the final word on the use of electronic logs and that DOT will quickly move to require this important safety technology on all trucks.”
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SOURCE American Trucking Associations