FMCSA announced its long-awaited final
rule requiring the adoption and use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) by
all drivers currently required to complete paper records of duty status. The
500 page rule was released, and ATA staff has read and developed a summary
for quick consumption by the ATA membership.
Join ATA's Dave Osiecki, Executive Vice President & Chief of
National Advocacy, Rob Abbott, Vice President of Safety Policy, and Megan Bush, Manager of Safety Policy,
for an overview of the new regulations.
Dave Osiecki is the
Executive Vice President and Chief of National Advocacy at the American
Trucking Associations, based in Arlington, VA. In this capacity, Dave is
responsible for overseeing ATA’s policy development and regulatory advocacy
on a host of trucking issues, including fuel/energy issues, environmental
requirements, labor, safety and security rules, as well as truck size &
weight limits. Dave is also responsible for managing a staff of policy
and regulatory experts, and is often called on to represent ATA and the
trucking industry at government hearings and industry events.
Prior to his promotion as
Executive Vice President, Dave was the Senior Vice President of Policy and
Regulatory Affairs, Vice President of Safety for ATA and, before that,
Executive Director of the ATA Intermodal Conference.
Rob Abbott is Vice President of Safety Policy for the American
Trucking Associations (ATA), the largest national trade association
representing the trucking industry. In this capacity, he promotes and defends
the interests of ATA’s members on safety issues such as hours of service,
driver medical requirements, electronic logging devices, drug/alcohol
testing, driver licensing, and FMCSA’s safety monitoring and enforcement
program: Compliance, Safety, Accountability.
Mr. Abbott’s responsibilities include working closely with Federal regulators
to ensure common-sense changes to the regulations and appropriate enforcement
practices. He also supports ATA’s Legislative Affairs Division in their
efforts to educate lawmakers on matters relating to commercial motor vehicle
safety. He is a member of FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee,
the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the National Safety Council.
Megan Bush is
Manager of Safety Policy for the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the
largest national trade association representing the trucking industry.
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