ACTION ALERT: Truckers, stand up for Collins Amendment

| 6/17/2014

Some groups are seeking to take advantage of the recent tragic accident in New Jersey to halt efforts within the U.S. Senate that would address some of the serious negative safety consequences from the 2013 changes to the hours-of-service regulations. 

Later this week, there will likely be a vote in the full Senate to strip the Collins Amendment, which will temporarily stay restrictions on use of the 34-hour restart that was agreed to by a bipartisan group of senators just a few weeks ago.

OOIDA is urging all small-business truckers and professional drivers to contact both of their U.S. senators and urge them to oppose any effort to remove the Collins Amendment. You can make contact with both of your senators by sending them a message after an easy three clicks through OOIDA’s website.  Just click or tap the “Take Action” link below.

With the vote likely to come this week, it is critical that truckers take action today to urge their senators to stand up for truckers and against hours-of-service regulations that actually restrict the ability of a professional driver to take time off from driving or to avoid morning traffic.

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