The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, a Washington, D.C. coalition of transportation companies that promoted recent federal legislation to require electronic on-board recording devices (EOBRs) in all commercial trucks, has named Callie Hoyt its manager of governmental affairs and is expanding its focus to other trucking safety issues.

Hoyt was previously safety and policy coordinator for the Truckload Carriers Association, where she was responsible for reviewing federal regulatory rulemakings and served as a liaison to the organization's senior staff and policy committees. She received her bachelor's degree from George Mason University.

Prior to joining TCA, Hoyt served internships for Reps. John Mica (R-Fla.) and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wy.).

The Alliance also announced it will expand its scope of work during the next two-year congressional cycle to include other federal issues to improve the safety of commercial truck drivers and the motoring public.

These issues will include:

* supporting industry-wide implementation of an EOBR requirement in all commercial trucks

* promoting alternate methods for verifying mandated drug and alcohol testing procedures

* creating the congressionally-mandated drug and alcohol clearinghouse

* supporting mandatory speed limiters on trucks

* increasing the minimum financial requirements for starting a trucking company

* consideration of alternative compliance measurements for determining a trucking company's safety fitness rating.


9/30/2010 Carrier Alliance Pushing for Congress to Pass EOBR Mandate Next Year