Driver training committee finds consensus on behind-the-wheel time
In Washington, D.C., a committee tasked with developing recommendations for a rule on entry-level driver training for truck and bus drivers has come to a consensus on language to present to the FMCSA on or before June 15. Among them are a required number of hours behind-the-wheel and the creation of a new national registry for driver trainers.
OOIDA calls on truckers to block attempts to raise insurance requirements
A bill going before the U.S. House of Representatives as early as next week contains language that will prevent the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from increasing the insurance requirement on truckers.
OOIDA members volunteering with flood relief efforts in Texas
Russ Hessenflow has been a volunteer with the American Red Cross for the better part of the past 25 years. He was on the scene to provide help and logistical support during Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Katrina and the Joplin tornado. Now, the 63-year-old trucker and OOIDA life member from St. Joseph, Mo., is down in Houston.
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