Support gathers for OOIDA's fuel surcharge bill

| 4/26/2002

Three legislators signed on this week as co-sponsors of HR2161, known as The Motor Carrier Fuel Cost Equity Act of 2002, says OOIDA Vice President Todd Spencer. The bill creates a mechanism for owner-operators and small and large fleets to offset their increased cost for fuel when fuel prices rise rapidly and unexpectedly.

The three are Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), the ranking member on the Energy and Commerce Committee; Ike Skelton (D-MO), the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee; and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV), who serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

The legislation's companion bill, S1914, is being sponsored in the Senate by Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Kit Bond (R-MO).