Bill shifting chassis responsibility to ports moves ahead in Florida

| Friday, April 11, 2003

HB1371, 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.

The panel voted 7-0 for the measure during a meeting April 9.

The bill 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.

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