LaHood Urges Senator to Drop HOS Amendment


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10/20/2011 2:30:00 PM
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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood sent a letter to Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) shortly after the freshman senator filed paperwork introducing an amendment to keep current hours-of-service rules in place, urging her to drop the motion.

“The amendment would prevent the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from applying the most comprehensive and up-to-date data and analysis to the issue of driver fatigue and allowable hours of service,� LaHood wrote.

“The final rule, if put in jeopardy, potentially undermines the entire regulatory process,� he said in his letter, dated Wednesday.

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the ranking Democrat of the subcommittee that crafted the transportation spending bill, agreed with LaHood.

“Sen. Murray opposes this amendment because it would erode [FMCSA’s] ability to prevent accidents and keep roads safe,� a Murray spokesman told TT.

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