Summary: To amend the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 to amend certain hours of service requirements for agricultural operations, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors Bipartisan)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig Sponsored the bill on 10/30/19.
STATUS: Introduced 10/30/19 by Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- “I’ve heard about the unique challenges farmers in my district face when transporting livestock, and the burdensome regulations that stand in the way of their businesses,” said Rep. Craig. “This common-sense bill would allow agricultural haulers bringing livestock back to their farms to drive the hours and distances that make sense for them and their farms, and I’m proud to be leading this effort that is so critical to so many Minnesota farmers.”
“This legislation is a big win for Pennsylvania and its sprawling agriculture community, especially our dairy sector which moves milk over long distances. For too long, haulers have been at the mercy of an overly burdensome hours of service requirement. That’s why I’m introducing this bipartisan legislation with Rep. Craig that will bring necessary relief to our farmers. As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, it is my hope that this commonsense legislation is brought up for a vote and adopted,” said Rep. Smucker. (Source: Rep. Craig, Press Release, 10/30/19)
- The Responsible & Efficient Agriculture Destination (TREAD) Act is supported by: Agriculture Transportation Coalition, American Beekeeping Federation, American Farm Bureau Federation, American Frozen Food Institute, American Honey Producers Association, American Sheep Industry Association, American Soybean Association, Corn Refiners Association, The Fertilizer Institute, Livestock Marketing Association, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, National Aquaculture Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Cotton Council, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, National Farmers Union, National Grain and Feed Association, National Grange, National Milk Producers Federation, National Pork Producers Council, National Sorghum Producers, National Turkey Federation, North American Meat Institute, North American Renderers Association, USA Rice, United States Cattlemen’s Association. (Source: Rep. Craig, Press Release, 10/30/19)