The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is putting its political muscle behind the “Truthful Reliable Understanding of Consumer Costs” or TRUCC Act introduced in April and sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), that would guarantee that non-union truckers who pay for fuel be reimbursed the full amount of any surcharge levied by shippers.
The Senate bill matches the one introduced May 6 by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and co-sponsored by Rep. Thomas Petri (R-WI) and Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN), which also seeks to mandate 100% pass-through of fuel surcharges to whoever actually buys the fuel.

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