FMCSA committees meeting this month to talk driver health

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flag stethoscopeThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced two of its committees will hold a joint meeting this month to discuss driver health.

FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and its Medical Review Board will meet Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 21-22 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va.

The meetings are being held to “identify concepts [FMCSA] and stakeholders should consider in relation to the issue of health and wellness of drivers of commercial motor vehicles and the establishment of a driver wellness initiative.”

The entirety of the meetings will be open to the public. Oral comments from the public will be heard throughout the meeting, FMCSA says. Members of the public may also submit written comments on the topics by Wednesday, Sept. 16, by going to and searching Docket No. FMCSA–2008-0362 for the MRB and FMCSA-2006–26367 for the MCSAC. Click here to go directly to the comment page.

The meeting announcement will be published in the Federal Register Friday, Sept. 4.

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