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ATA testifies about driver passport proposal

The trucking industry is seeking flexibility in regulations that, if mandated, would require commercial drivers to carry a passport, according to information from the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

Because commercial drivers already are subject to a variety of credentialing and security programs, the trucking industry is urging the government to consider certain existing federal credentials in lieu of passports.

These include Border Crossing Cards, Free and Secure Trade (FAST) IDs, the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), and other appropriate government issued identifications and screening programs.

Kenneth Staub Jr, vice-president of Riverside Service Corp and a member of ATA, addressed the issues November 17 before the House Committee on Small Business.

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