EMA Gets Out Front Against Minimum Liability Insurance Coverage

EMA joined other organizations in a letter to members of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure in opposition to any increase in the minimum liability coverage for motor carriers in the next surface transportation reauthorization bill.

Although marketers are not included in the current proposed language, EMA continues to oppose any efforts to unnecessarily raise requirements on other industries since changes there might lead to changes for other trucking industries.

Current minimum insurance level adequately covers damages in all but 0.6 percent of crashes, and other insurance and assets can cover those. In addition, there is no reputable research indicating an increase of any amount would help reduce crash rates.

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