MCSAC online meetings scheduled for July 13-14
July 10, 2020
•Land Line Staff
Next week, a committee made up of industry stakeholders who advise the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on safety issues will meet.
The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee will have virtual meetings on July 13 and July 14. The video conference meeting will be from 9:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Eastern time each day.
Agenda topics include a lack of safety oversight in the small goods delivery sector, the impact of the aging demographic of commercial motor vehicle drivers, and the impact of the legalization of hemp on the safety oversight of commercial vehicle drivers.
OOIDA President Todd Spencer serves on the committee.
A former trucker, Spencer provides the truck drivers’ perspective to the 17-member committee.
Spencer said that compliance and enforcement have never been higher but crashes are on the rise.
Maybe some of the rules that have been implemented are not working, Spencer told the committee. For instance, Spencer said the electronic logging device mandate, which went into effect in December 2017, has no safety benefits.
“No credible data has ever shown ELDs improve safety,” Spencer said.