New members join truck driving safety advisory assembly
Every day, thousands of big rigs use the national highways to deliver freight to various destinations. This massive undertaking is watched by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to ensure the protection of all commercial truck drivers. Recently, the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC), which is a part of the FMCSA, appointed five new members to the team, reports The Trucker.
The 19 board members of the MCSAC offer guidance to the federal program to further investigate and control the nation's trucking industry. Members include state police officers, trucking advocates and drivers themselves.
Anne S. Ferro, FMCSA administrator, says the committee's work is very important for keeping the roads safe and secure.
"Their work is helping to save lives every day," Ferro told the news source.
According to the FMCSA website, the organization was established in 2000 to regulate trucking safety and to prevent accidents from occurring that relate to commercial vehicles on the roads in the U.S. They accomplish this by taking part in testing drivers, researching new safety technology and gathering data about injury statistics.
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
Every day, thousands of big rigs use the national highways to deliver freight to various destinations.