Florida panel sets hearing on container chassis bill

| 4/9/2003

The House Transportation Systems Subcommittee will hold a hearing on HB1371, a bill in Florida to shift the responsibility for container chassis from truckdrivers to the ports that supply the chassis.

The bill, introduced by Rep. Susan Bucher, D-Palm Beach, requires regular inspections of the chassis, and prohibits marine terminal operators from providing a motor carrier with a chassis that fails to pass inspection.

The hearing is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. April 9.