FedEx and UPS Use Election Spending, Lobbying and Backdoor Tactics to Push for Weaker Truck Safety Rules

Public Citizen
June 24, 2015

A freight industry-created coalition that is using backdoor tactics to weaken truck safety rules has spent tens of millions of dollars on elections and lobbying in the past two election cycles, a Public Citizen analysis shows.

The new Coalition for Efficient and Responsible Trucking (CERT) is seeking to place a rider on congressional funding bills to overturn state laws prohibiting larger and heavier trucks. Other riders permit already overworked truck drivers to work longer hours and block stronger insurance requirements.

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