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legislation this session. Already they have the support of Senators Deb Fisher (R-NE) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) in requesting the US Department of Transportation adopt and promote best practices in SDMO guidelines on a national level, including a national commitment to Move Over. This will include supporting a National Slow Down Move Over Day resolution, increased educational funding, including towers among other first responders in future legislation and support for the soon to be reintroduced Protecting Roadside First Responders Act, which will include allowing towers to access services and funding usually reserved for other Agencies. Another issue of concern to most towing company owners is the reintroduction of the INSURANCE Act. If passed this legislation will require interstate motor carriers, which includes most towers, to more than double the mandatory minimum public liability

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American Towman Magazine - April 2021