a bill in Florida that would shift the responsibility for container chassis
from truckdrivers to the ports that supply the chassis, has been approved
by the Subcommittee on Transportation Systems.
voted 7-0 for the measure during a meeting April 9.
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 panel added six amendments, including one that calls for
drivers who are dissatisfied with the chassis provided to them to contact
Florida Department of Transportation officers.