NTTC sends letter to House Homeland Security Leadership on TSA Bill

On April 2, 2024, NTTC staff submitted a letter to Chairman Mark Green and Ranking Member Bennie Thompson of the House Homeland Security Committee supporting H.R. 5840, also known as the Transportation Screening and Modernization Act. This letter can be viewed by clicking here.

NTTC’s letter specifically requested for committee leadership to consider placing the bill for committee debate and vote during a markup hearing on April 10. NTTC stressed urgency in the matter by writing, “…one of the most significant barriers to entry are the redundant and often lengthy credentialing processes for drivers to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME). Long processing delays encourage truck driver applicants to look elsewhere for employment outside of tank trucking.”

The Transportation Screening and Modernization Act would have immediate benefits to tank truck drivers, who will experience a reduction in fees and will be able to simultaneously apply for multiple threat assessment programs (like TWIC and HME), thereby streamlining the credentialing process. The harmonization of security credential background checks is a Tier I regulatory priority of NTTC, reflecting the importance of this initiative.
NTTC staff will continue to monitor Congressional activity regarding H.R. 5840, and will share updates when available.