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H.R. 4144 (115th): Port Drivers’ Bill of Rights Act of 2017

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Oct 26, 2017.

Port Drivers' Bill of Rights Act of 2017

This bill requires the Department of Transportation to establish a Truck Leasing Task Force to examine lease-to-own agreements entered into by commercial truck drivers. The task force must focus on: (1) the operation of agreements that drayage drivers have entered into, and (2) such agreements at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach.

Additionally, the task force must create and submit a report to Congress on its findings.