The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is actively looking for drivers to give direct advice on regulatory issues like Hours of Service rules, truck parking, and truck driver training.
Earlier this month, the FMCSA announced that they’ll be creating a panel of 20 — 25 drivers from all sectors of the trucking industry to provide the agency with guidance on rule-making moving forward.
On Monday, September 28, the FMCSA put out a call for applicants who are interested in joining the driver panel.
Drivers who are interested in applying are asked to submit a resume and a personal statement outlining how your qualifications and experience as a driver make you suitable for membership on the panel. Drivers are also welcome to include letters of recommendation with their applications. All application materials should be emailed to [email protected] by Friday, October 16th.
Once assembled, the panel will be incorporated into the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) and will be tasked with providing direct feedback to FMCSA on important issues facing the driving community, like Hours of Service rules, driver training, and parking.
“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.