Senior FMCSA official to speak at MTAC meeting

MTAC is pleased to announce that Curtis Thomas, who is the Regional Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), will be speaking during the afternoon session of the MTAC Annual Meeting. In this role, Mr. Thomas is responsible for leadership, oversight, training effectiveness, and coordination of policy and program delivery of a comprehensive surface transportation safety and security program.

There is new leadership at FMCSA, and Mr. Thomas plans to discuss some of the things the agency is doing. This is likely to include talk about what FMCSA is doing to work with small businesses and state trucking associations as they work to improve safety. This type of outreach and desire to work with small businesses and state trucking associations is something that was not seen under previous FMCSA leadership. MTAC members are encouraged to attend the annual meeting to hear this important news.

This is also a reminder that FMCSA Division Administrator Chris Henry will teach a seminar during a morning breakout session at the MTAC Annual Meeting. Mr. Henry will talk about the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule, including the provision allowing the use of AOBRDs, and exemptions to the ELD rule. He will also discuss the recently announced Personal Conveyance policy, and the potential changes to Hours of Service, as outlined in the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

Register to attend the MTAC Annual Meeting to hear these presentations from FMCSA.