H.R. 5568 (98th): Truck Safety Act of 1984

May 02, 1984 (98th Congress, 1983–1984)
Died (Passed House)
Geraldine Ferraro
Representative for New York's 9th congressional district
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 27, 1984


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on August 6, 1984 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced May 02, 1984
Referred to Committee May 02, 1984
Reported by Committee Jul 31, 1984
Passed House Aug 06, 1984
Full Title

A bill to provide that the Secretary of Transportation may exempt segments of the Interstate system from the requirement that double trailer trucks be allowed to operate on all Interstate highways and from certain truck length and width limitations, and for other purposes.


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8/6/1984--Passed House amended.
(Measure passed House, amended) Truck Safety Act of 1984 - Amends the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to exempt segments of the Interstate Highway System from the requirement that commercial motor vehicle combinations consisting of a truck tractor and two trailing units (double bottom trucks) be allowed to operate on the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways. Authorizes the Secretary to make similar exemptions from length and width limitations on federally-assisted highways.

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