The House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee is scheduled to markup several trucking bills that are top priorities for National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA).
This includes LICENSE Act (H.R.3013), the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act (H.R.2367), and a standalone provision from the SHIP IT Act (H.R.471).
The standalone provision is for a voluntary pilot program allowing states to increase truck weight limits on federal highways to up to 91,000-pounds (H.R.3372).
The House T&I markup, set for May 23, is a committee meeting that determines whether these bills will be recommended to the full House and represents a pivotal moment in the legislative process.
In a prepared statement, the NLBMDA said, “Now is the time to contact members of the House T&I Committee to urge them to vote in favor of these trucking bills during Tuesday’s markup.”
The LICENSE Act would streamline burdensome licensing regulations by making permanent several waivers that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) implemented in response to COVID-19.
The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act provides $755 million in grants for states and cities to build more commercial motor vehicle parking facilities to provide more options for truck drivers to find legal parking.