The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced the 24 truck drivers that will represent truckers nationwide on an advisory committee. These drivers will give the FMCSA a real-world perspective on proposed regulations, rules, and policy changes.
The advisory panel was first announced back in September of last year. The panel is part of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC). Other groups represented include enforcement officers, trucking companies, and labor groups.
According to the FMCSA, the drivers selected come from different parts of the industry. There are independent owner-operators and company drivers, livestock haulers and hazmat drivers, LTL drivers, local drivers, and OTR drivers. Desiree Wood, a long-time trucker advocate, founder of Real Women In Trucking, and an active trucker herself is on the panel. The 25th member of the driver panel – and panel chairman – is Todd Spencer, President of OOIDA.
“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,” said then-FMCSA Deputy Administrator Wiley Deck back in September. “This new subcommittee to MCSAC will further help us hear from America’s commercial drivers.”
Here are the panelists!
William Bennett III, UPS Freight
Teddy Cranford, Waste Management of Maryland, Inc.
Debra Desiderato, Walkabout Transport
Douglas Feathers, URS Midwest Inc.
Steve Fields, YRC Freight
JoAnne Forbes, MBT Worldwide, Inc.
Gerald Fritts, Jr., American Overland Freight
John Grosvenor, McKiernan Trucking
Attila Gyorfi, RSP Express Inc.
Scott Harrison, K Limited Carriers
Rhonda Hartman, Old Dominion Freight Lines
Darwin Hershberger, Hershberger Livestock, LLC
Daniel Kobussen, Kobussen Buses, Ltd.
Deb Labree, Castle Transport, LLC
Alphonso Lewis, YRC Freight
Don Logan, FedEx Freight
Kellylynn McLaughlin, Schneider National, Inc.
Tina Peterson, Ravenwood Transport
Stephen Pryor, Greyhound Lines, Inc.
Kevin (Brandy) Russell, Transport America
Douglas Smith, Ralph Smith Co.
Kevin Steichen, Steichen Trucking
Angelique Temple, Atlantic Bulk Carrier
Desirée Wood, Real Women in Trucking