US labour union The Teamsters Union said it is supporting re-introduction of the ´Safe Skies Act of 2013´ by US Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA).
The bill would bring air cargo and supplemental pilots under the same safety regulations as air passenger pilots, standardizing rules within the industry.
Teamsters executive David Bourne said that passenger and air cargo pilots deserve same level of safety when it comes to fatigue.
The Teamsters Airline Division represents about 80,000 workers in all segments of commercial aviation, including pilots and flight attendants.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters was founded in 1903 and represents more than 1.4m men and women in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Find out more at www.teamster.org.