Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

1 OOIDA Drive, Grain Valley, MO 64029
Web Site: www.ooida.com
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Contact: Norita Taylor, [email protected]
Headquarters: (816) 229-5791

For Immediate Release

Policies in House highway bill passed today favor trial lawyers over truckers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association issued this response today regarding the passage of House highway bill, H.R. 3684:

Todd Spencer, President and CEO of OOIDA:

“It looks like Democrats are seriously concerned about maintaining their majority in the House. By including a massive increase in insurance requirements for truckers in this highway bill, they made a risky political calculation. Rather than producing a bill that supports the hard-working men and women of the trucking industry, they chose to help their most trusted campaign contributors make even more money from suing our members for crashes that most often aren’t their fault. They clearly think political contributions from trial lawyers are going to be more consequential in 2022 than the votes of America’s truckers and other blue collar workers who would be negatively affected by the policies included in this bill.

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