Federal transportation advisory groups to meet in September
Washington – A federal transportation safety advisory committee and a medical review board are scheduled to host a joint public meeting Sept. 9-10 in Alexandria, VA, to discuss several ongoing transportation safety topics.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board will review the current hours-of-service requirements for passenger-carrying drivers, who currently are limited to 10 hours of daily driving compared with 11 hours for property-carrying drivers, among other differences.
On Sept. 11, the advisory committee’s Compliance, Safety and Accountability Subcommittee and the Medical Review Board are scheduled to meet separately.
Among the topics to be discussed:
- The effectiveness of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program for determining which commercial motor vehicle carriers most need safety intervention
- Controlled medications with high potential for abuse and their effects on driving safety
- Fatigue research and updates on the North American Fatigue Management Program
Comments must be submitted by Aug. 30.