- Photo: Jim Park

Photo: Jim Park

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator (FMCSA) will be launching a new panel to its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) comprised of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers which will provide direct feedback to FMCSA on important issues facing the industry.

“Truck drivers and other commercial vehicle operators are American heroes who have stepped up during the current public health emergency to keep our economy moving, so their input is essential to strengthening safety on the roads,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

The panel will be comprised of 20 to 25 drivers from all sectors of the CMV industry — tractor trailer drivers, straight truck drivers, motor coach drivers, hazardous materials drivers, agriculture haulers, and more — and cover such topics as safety, hours-of-service regulations, training, parking, and driver experience.

“The Department of Transportation and this Administration believe in listening to our drivers and hearing their concerns directly. We know that many of the solutions to the challenges we face don’t come from Washington—they come from the hard-working men and women who are behind the wheel all over our nation.  This new subcommittee to MCSAC will further help us hear from America’s commercial drivers,” said FMCSA Deputy Administrator Wiley Deck.

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