Fred Schaffner EOBR Comments to MCSAC subcommittee 12-5-11
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Fred has been a friend, colleague, and driver advocate, and attended the 2011 Truck Driver Convention where he addressed the supporting panel at the convention regarding the the rule-making process and the need for drivers to get involved.
Fred is no stranger to the legal system as he and brother Michael fought to change the 2 hour parking rule in Virginia and WON. Many of you remember the radio show we did on Truth About Trucking “Live” with special guest Jeffrey Caldwell, chief of communications of the VDOT, along with Fred and Michael Schaffner, discussing this 2 hour ordinance.
This past Monday, Schaffner stood up, and very eloquently made a powerful statement to the FMCSA advisory committee, stating that to advise on a rule that has been vacated by the courts could be contemptuous and that it needed to go back to the regulatory committee
As Richard Wilson stated ( Regulatory speaker from Trans Products) during the panel discussion at the Truck Driver Convention….there 13 million truck drivers, how powerful would it be if everyone got involved!!
Fred’s statement touched on another major controversial issue in his comment to the MCSAC committee — harassment — and stated EOBR’s create aggressive driving … not safety.
Fred will be attending all of the public committee meetings of the FMCSA and will be one of our guest speakers at the 2012- 2nd Annual Truck Driver Convention in October.
Hopefully, more of us will be able to attend these meetings, even if it means taking time off from work to do so.
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