July 30, 2023 USTFA

DRIVE Act In Need of Additional Senate Support

Courtesy of NAA:

Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced S. 2671 Deregulating Restrictions on Interstate Vehicles and Eighteen-Wheelers (DRIVE) Act, a bill that would prohibit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) from implementing any rule or regulation mandating large commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) engaged in interstate commerce be equipped with a speed limiting device set to a maximum speed. Studies have shown that speed limiting devices on large CMVs make our roads less safe, increasing congestion and creating dangerous speed differentials among vehicles, leading to higher crash rates.

Click HERE to read the full text of the bill.

Senator Daines was joined by Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Kevin Cramer (R- N.D.) in cosponsoring this legislation.

The National Aquaculture Association recommends members reach out to their Senators to ask that they co-sponsor the DRIVE Act.  Senator wishing to do so can direct their staff to contact: Matt LloydRachel Dumke, or Blake Kernen.