S.1450 - Commercial Truck Safety Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Snowe, Olympia J. [R-ME] (Introduced 07/29/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||07/29/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.|
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Summary: S.1450 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/29/2011)
Commercial Truck Safety Act - Directs the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to establish a program to improve commercial motor vehicle safety on Interstate System (IS) highways.
Directs the Secretary to initiate a rulemaking to establish a demonstration program under which a state governor may request from the Secretary a three-year waiver for covered trucks (six-axle trucks with a maximum gross weight of up to 100,000 pounds) to operate on the state's IS highways.
Requires a state, as a condition for receiving a waiver, to: (1) collect data on the waiver's effects, particularly on accident rates involving heavier trucks; and (2) establish a safety committee to review such data.