That’s a good question. Over the last few years, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has rolled out new regulations, revised rulings and proposed changes to keep pace with the rapid advancements in technology and the demanding needs of a growing population. Meeting these new challenges from the private sector innovators while addressing the political pressures from cities to close the safety gaps has left many in the industry concerned and confused.
From a health perspective, the DOT is considering a revision to the hearing, vision and seizure requirements. Furthermore, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has rolled out new options for drivers with properly controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) which would allow them to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce.
On Thursday, April 18th, MOM will host a free seminar entitled “What’s Up DOT?” The guest speaker is James Landrum, a Federal Program Manager for the FMCSA. With over 20 years of experience in compliance, safety investigations and federal program management, Mr. Landrum will give us a good perspective on what’s new, what’s changing and how any of it will impact your day-to-day operations.
Also, the seminar will address:
- Hours of Services
- ELD Rules and Regulations
- Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations
- Driver Inspections
- Driver Qualifications, and
- Vehicle Requirements
MOM is very excited to bring Mr. Landrum and the “What’s Up D.O.T.?” seminar to our community. No doubt many from this area will benefit greatly just by attending. To take advantage of this opportunity, please RSVP to Jonathan Pitts (email@example.com) by Friday, April 12th so that we have an accurate count for the free lunch.
Seminar: “What’s Up DOT?”
Special Speaker: James Landrum
When: Thursday, April 18th at 11am
Where: CGTC “H” Building Auditorium, 3300 Macon Tech Drive
Lunch: Provided FREE
RSVP: Jonathan Pitts