- Truck drivers are often not allowed access to restrooms while loading and unloading cargo at warehouses, retailers, and other businesses.
- Lack of restroom access contributes to the larger driver retention problem that has persisted for decades.
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
- Imagine not having access to a restroom at work and being forced to “hold it” for hours on end. You probably wouldn’t like your job much.
- This is a particularly difficult scenario for women, who are becoming a larger and larger part of the trucking workforce.
WHAT’S THE SOLUTION?
Trucker Bathroom Access Act sponsor Troy Nehls (R-TX)
- OOIDA strongly supports the Trucker Bathroom Access Act (HR 3869), bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Troy Nehls (R-TX) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) to allow truckers access to restrooms where they are loading and unloading cargo.
- If a business provides restroom access to customers or employees, they should provide the same access to truck drivers who are loading or unloading cargo at the business.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?