FMCSA advisory committee to review impacts of aging driver workforce, hemp legalization

June 25, 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) will hold a meeting in mid-July to discuss various issues in the trucking industry and how they impact safety, including the legalization of hemp and trucking’s aging workforce.

The meeting will be held via videoconference on Monday, July 13, and Tuesday, July 14, from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern each day.

MCSAC will focus on the impact of the aging demographic of commercial truck and bus drivers and whether that trend will exacerbate the industry’s perceived driver shortage. The committee will look at how this could impact carriers’ ability to deliver goods and services safely in interstate commerce.