Hearings

Highway to Headache: Federal Regulations on the Small Trucking Industry


The Committee on Small Business will meet for a hearing titled, “Highway to Headache: Federal Regulations on the Small Trucking Industry.”  The hearing will take place at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The trucking industry plays a critical role in the United States economy.  America’s businesses rely on the trucking industry to transport and deliver all types of goods and products.  Many trucking companies can be as small as a one-person business and are subject to many of the same federal requirements as large trucking companies, including transportation safety regulations, environmental regulations, worker safety regulations, and labor regulations.  Industries that rely on the trucking industry or use trucking as part of their business model can also be subject to many of the same regulations.  This hearing will examine how federal regulations affect the small trucking industry and explore ways to provide regulatory relief to the industry.

Attachments
1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List
3. Hearing Memo 
4. Opening Statement

Witnesses
Mr. Monte Wiederhold
President
B.L. Reever Transport, Inc.
Maumee, OH
*Testifying on behalf of the Owner-Operated Independent Drivers Association
Testimony
Disclosure

Mr. Marty DiGiacomo
Owner
True Blue Transportation
Harrisburg, NC
* Testifying on behalf of the National Association of Small Trucking Companies
Testimony
Disclosure

Mr. Stephen Pelkey
Chief Executive Officer
Atlas PyroVision Entertainment Group, Inc.
Jaffrey, NH
* Testifying on behalf of the American Pyrotechnics Association
Testimony
Disclosure

Mr. Robert Garbini, P.E.
President
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
Silver Spring, MD
Testimony
Disclosure