Description: This is a latest update on the FMCSA on how it changes the regulations and how it effects our lives which is given by the Mark Dixon who has his own company that offers help to other companies.
Mr. Mark Dixon left his successful career in sales and sales management in 1990 and went to truck driving school, he attained a Class A CDL license and hit the freedom of the open road as an over-the-road truck driver. Two years later, he became the director of safety for three different trucking companies, he realized that the industry was experiencing many different issues and they weren’t being properly addressed.
It was at that time that Mark ventured off onto his own consulting concern researching and developing programs, addressing these issues, Mr. Dixon has presented to trucking company professionals extensively in the United States, Canada and Mexico from driver to operations management, from recruiter to director of safety.
Mark has first-hand approach to many of the issues and concerns, he has an almost 25-year relationship within the trucking industry, and he is here to share his experience with you today.
We’re going to take a look at the latest updates and issues. First of all, let’s talk about the 34-hour restart rule, there are a lot of nomenclatures that would be directly coming from the US House Appropriations Committee release. Since 2014, we have started rolling back by reverting the hours of service rules for truckers to those in effect in December 2011.
So ours provisions relate to the 34-hour rule that were put in place in 2013 and 30-minute break requirement went into effect that year, the House bill does not tie the changes to the 34-hour rule, we start studied currently being conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a departure from trucking specific provisions cleared by Congress in recent years.