Key Issues

Examples of Issues Addressed By NASSTRAC Through Advocacy

Since its founding in 1952, through the 1980s and into the 21st Century, NASSTRAC has represented shippers on a wide range of transportation issues, at various levels, with varying degrees of success. Whether the issue involved deregulation in the 1980s or the Negotiated Rates Act leading to the current NMFC Uniform Straight Bill of Lading  or more recent issues such as proposed changes to hours of service rules, NASSTRAC is the “voice of the shipper” in Washington.

Listed below are examples of legislative and regulatory issues addressed by NASSTRAC through advocacy within the last 15 years.

Legislative Issues:

  • SAFETEA-LU 2005 Highway Bill
  • MAP-21 2012 Highway Bill
  • Washington, DC Fly-In “Stand Up for Trucking”
  • Cross-Border Trucking
  • SETA
  • Lacey Act
  • Harbor Maintenance Tax
  • TRUCC Act
  • Cargo Theft Prevention Act

Regulatory Issues:

  • Driver Hours of Service
  • Ergonomics
  • Truck Size and Weight
  • Port of Los Angeles Drayage Driver Issues
  • ILA East Coast and Gulf Coast Port Labor Negotiations
  • Rate Bureau General Rate Increase filings
  • Termination of Antitrust Immunity for NCC and  Rate Bureaus
  • NAFTA bill of lading
  • Clarification of 49 U.S.C. Section 13710 on billing disputes
  • Opposition to IATA dimensional rule change
  • Rotterdam Rules on ocean shipping line cargo liability
  • TSA Certified Cargo Screening Program
  • C-TPAT
  • Unified Registration System and BMC-32 endorsement
  • Hazmat Safety Permits
  • Competition in the Railroad Industry
  • SAFESTAT program
  • STB Report on Capacity and Infrastructure Investment
  • Rail Access and Competition Issues
  • Rail Transportation Contracts
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • FMCSA Strategic Plan and proposed regulation of shippers, receivers, brokers and forwarders
  • Tank vehicle definition for HM endorsements

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