FMCSA Going Virtual With “Truck Safety Summit” Now Set for August

Washington D.C. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has rescheduled its “Truck Safety Summit” for August in response to the recent alarming rise in trucker crash deaths.

On Friday, the FMCSA announced it has set the 2020 Truck Safety Summit for August 5.




 

The event was originally scheduled for March 19 at the Department of Transportation (DOT) in Washington D.C., but later postponed due to the COVID-19 national emergency.

It will now be held virtually from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT.

The Agency says the Summit is being conducted in response to alarming data released last fall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showing trucker crash deaths rose to a 30-year high in 2018.

According to the FMCSA, the event will provide “diverse stakeholders — including motor carriers, drivers, safety technology developers and users, Federal and State partners, and safety advocacy groups — as well as members of the public, an opportunity to share their ideas on improving trucking safety.”




 

The FMCSA will be live streaming the discussions and will take questions from the public.

Senior FMCSA personnel will facilitate every session, selecting and posing questions to “promote a productive discussion.”

FMCSA intends to record the session and will follow up with a record of proceedings or Safety Action Plan in the weeks following the event.

If you wish to attend, click HERE for more information.

 


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