Trucking rights for drivers under discussion in Massachusetts
In Massachusetts, there has been ongoing discussions about the state of their commercial truck driver shortage. The Massachusetts Motor Transportation Association (MMTA) is concerned about a potential law that would limit independent contractors, reports the Beacon Villager. Instead, the organization says that truckers should be given more opportunities to head out on their own to find jobs independently.
Some say truck drivers in neighboring states have no restrictions, so drivers can cross borders easier and even begin their own companies in Massachusetts.
"They’re the cowboys of the industry," Bill Crowley, owner-operator of a small state truck business, told the news source. "They were the guys who got into the wagons and went West. It’s how a lot of the trucking companies in this state got started."
The MMTA is a non profit lobbying group that gives a voice to those involved in the state’s trucking industry, reports the organization’s website. They follow the proposals for changes to be made for truckers and make sure drivers' best interests are in mind.
Truckers who have recently completed their CDL training may consider locating to a state that is experiencing a shortage, as this could ensure a wider pool of opportunities for a new driver.
Monday, December 5th, 2011
In Massachusetts, there has been ongoing discussions about the state of their commercial truck driver shortage.