- Natalie Byers
Proposed Legislation to Provide Bathroom Access for Truck Drivers
Commercial warehouses such as shippers, retailers, marine terminals would be required to open their facilities to truckers if this proposed bill is passed.
Proposed legislation would for the first time require commercial warehouses, retailers and ports to allow truck drivers to use their restroom facilities when loading or unloading freight. Organizations such as the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) lobbied for the bill.
According to the bill, facilities covered under the legislation include “a place of business open to the general public for the sale of goods or services,” and “a shipper, receiver, manufacturer, warehouse, distribution center or any other business entity that is receiving or sending goods by commercial motor vehicle.”
Places not covered include rail facilities, as well as places that have restrooms strictly for employee use that aren't open to the public.
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