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Meet your regulator -- FMCSA chief Robin Hutcheson -- and post-PIB biz talk, part 2

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Updated Apr 23, 2022


It’s "meet your regulator" day on Overdrive Radio -- there’s plenty to gain, particularly for those of you in the audience who engage with regulatory processes, in getting to know FMCSA Acting Administrator Robin Hutcheson. For today's edition of the podcast, we’ll hear Hutcheson speak at length to the notion among some generational trucking participants of dwindling pride in the business and investment in its restoration, plenty about her background, FMCSA's regulatory programs, and the agency's parking advocacy role, among other topics.

It's all part of a talk she gave with reporters from trucking media to answer pre-submitted questions at the Mid-American Trucking Show last month.

While there was some small amount of hard news that emerged from the session, hear it in full today. 

Then, perhaps more importantly, we’ll pick up where we left off in the last podcast from Overdrive's post-Partners in Business seminar discussion at MATS with a cross section of owners about business preparation and planning; about cost and revenue strategies; about income, difficulty and success, with owner-operators Raeshawn Lucas and David Nihart, budding small fleet owner Pete Anderson, and others. Take a listen: 

If you missed Part 1 of the post-PIB discussion, find it embedded below.

Access more information about participating in the Truck Leasing Task Force Administrator Hutcheson discusses in the podcast via this link. 

Overdrive's 2021 reporting on Florida DOT's parking-funding successes, also mentioned, you can find here. 


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