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NAFA’s Legislative Tracker



NAFA’s Legislative Tracker

NAFA’s Legislative Tracker provides you with a comprehensive look at legislation and regulatory issues impacting fleet in the United States.  The tracker sorts issues by subject matter, provides a quick summary and status report, and indicates NAFA’s position.  Be sure to check back regularly for the most current status on issues important to you as a fleet professional.

 

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September 2019 Legislative Summary

  • The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) released proposed revisions to the current rules governing Hours-of-Service (HOS) requirements for drivers. The proposal also would extend by two hours duty time for drivers encountering adverse weather and expand the current 100 air-mile “short-haul” exemption from 12 hours on-duty to 14 hours on-duty, consistent with workday rules for long-haul truck drivers. NAFA is currently reviewing the proposed rule.
 
  • The Senate Finance Committee released reports from three of the Task Forces examining temporary tax provisions. The Energy Task Force report included the biodiesel and alternative fuels excise credits and the alternative fuels infrastructure credits. NAFA was one of the groups to submit comments to the Task Force on these expired credits.
 
  • NAFA sent a letter of support to the sponsors of the five-year $287 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill S. 2302, America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA). The draft legislation was approved by the Senate EPW Committee, and an amendment was included to authorize $10 million in funding to research nationwide alternative roadway funding mechanisms, such as a vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) fee. The bill also creates a federal system funding alternative advisory board to direct and evaluate the research and its findings and calls explicitly for the fleets to be represented on the advisory board.
 
  • NAFA joined with the U.S. Data Access Coalition in comments to the House Energy and Commerce and Senate Commerce Committee on principles to consider in drafting autonomous vehicle legislation. The committees sent a letter to stakeholders soliciting feedback as they develop a bipartisan and bicameral self-driving car bill.