NATSO and 23 diverse organizations encouraged Speaker McCarthy and Democratic Leader Jeffries to prioritize consideration of H.R. 2367, the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, on the House floor this fall.
In a letter sent Sept. 11, 2023, organizations representing truck drivers and fleets, retailers, shippers, motor carriers, safety advocates, law enforcement agencies, motorists, private truck stop operators, freight brokers, unions, and more, urged Congress to advance the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act.
U.S. Sens. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), and U.S. Reps. Mike Bost (R-Ill.) and Angie Craig (D-Minn.) on March 29 re-introduced the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, which would designate $755 million over three years to expand truck parking capacity.
The bills would designate $175,000,000 for fiscal year 2024; $260,000,000 for fiscal year 2025; and $320,000,000 for fiscal year 2026 for states, local governments and metropolitan planning organizations to implement truck parking.
NATSO supports H.R. 2367, which recognizes the important role that travel centers and truck stops play in serving America’s long-haul truck drivers by allowing public entities receiving a grant to partner with private truck parking providers to expand truck parking capacity nationwide. With more than 5,000 Interstate truck stops and travel centers providing 90 percent of the truck parking capacity in the United States, truck stops and travel centers play a key role in addressing any state concerns over truck parking capacity.
H.R. 2367 passed the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure in May with broad bipartisan support. Senate legislation has not yet been taken up by Committee.
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