Consumers have very few friends in congress who come close to Bruce Braley , Congressman from Iowa. Let's get out of the way the usual attack on him. Yes, he was a trial lawyer. But, as this clip points out, he also knows a lot about truck driving:
In this case, he is asking Congress to take a good hard look at how many hours truck drivers can drive. As he explains:
The simple truth is that the old rule is a serious safety concern for American drivers. As it stands, trucking companies have the ability to force their drivers to drive up to 11 hours in a 21 hour period. Additionally, the rule allows drivers to drive up to 88 hours in 8 days — that's more than two full work weeks in just over a week! Under the existing rules, truck companies can force their truck drivers to drive extremely long hours without time off to sleep.
Thank you Congressman Braley for making sure safety is a regular issue that Congress is looking at.
A couple of other examples of his work:
Braley Rudely Interrupted by GOP Chants of "Trial Lawyer": Is Standing Up for Justice A Bad Thing? Mark Bello | November 09, 2009 5:52 PM
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.