ATA applauds repeal of blacklisting rule

ARLINGTON, VA – Bill Sullivan, the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) executive vice president for advocacy, displayed the trucking industry’s gratitude today regarding the repeal of the Obama administration’s “Fairpay and Safe Workplaces” rule through the Congressional Review Act.

“Yesterday’s repeal of the ‘blacklisting’ rule by Congress is a positive step toward injecting common sense into the regulatory process,” Sullivan said. “The trucking industry is not opposed to sensible, data-supported regulations, but this rule was a prime example of a rushed, partisan and ill-conceived regulation that the CRA was designed to be a check on.”

Sullivan said the industry was appreciative of Congress for taking a leadership role in overturning the rule, which could have disproportionately excluded carriers from earning government freight transport contracts.

“ATA is proud of the work we did as a member of the coalition that encouraged Congress to take this rare step,” Sullivan said, adding that their hard work was responsible for this important win for not just the trucking industry, but for the business community as a whole. 

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