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NewsTrucking Regulation

FMCSA postpones truck safety summit due to coronavirus

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is working to reschedule its “2020 Truck Safety Summit,” an all-day event that had been planned for March 19 at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., due to travel restrictions related to the coronavirus.

“We will be following changes in the impact of COVID-19 and work to schedule a new date for the Summit in the near future,” the agency stated on March 13. “We are disappointed, but the safety of the attendees is of the utmost importance. We look forward to setting a new date for the Summit.”

FMCSA had planned to cap the event at roughly 200 attendees, and a source familiar with the event said reservations had reached close to that number.

According to the agency’s official notice, the conference was to provide motor carriers, drivers, safety technology developers and users, along with safety advocacy groups “an opportunity to share their ideas on improving trucking safety.”

The event, which was to feature five panel discussions, was motivated in part by a growing public concern about an increase in fatalities involving large trucks.

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John Gallagher, Washington Correspondent

Based in Washington, D.C., John specializes in regulation and legislation affecting all sectors of freight transportation. He has covered rail, trucking and maritime issues since 1993 for a variety of publications based in the U.S. and the U.K. John began business reporting in 1993 at Broadcasting & Cable Magazine. He graduated from Florida State University majoring in English and business.

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  1. Oh yeah who would be happy about the fact that over past 20 years there were 50 times the amount of truly independent nobodies who saw an opp within a industry losing its top down control and the bankers lost their stranglehold they had over their blue list carriers onboard with Agenda21. However the centralized population centers are now ready to begin tp setup the supporting infrastructure of super hwys and supply lines going to major cities and the rural population will be forced into their regional zone city due to supply centralized into these pop zones . They want citizens out of the country and out of personal transportation and into mass transit or renting the ccar u own by the sinigle trip. The economic structure has already been mostly ready to rock on this by getting out of brick and mortar stores and now having only a few mega corps who will control all the capacity . Those loads will all go from warehouse to regional major city zones setup, no Athens , TN shipments. Obviously the agenda is to push independents either out of the industry or forced to give up their independence and hope this new union of Vips will hire a few O/Os. Obvious that’s why the major push for regulation and complaints about how its so bad that its been pos for 20 yrs that a Christ fearing Baptist who doesn’t assign truth as being relative . It just seems that it bothers this atheistic banking alchemist who turn debt and paper into Gold. this groups just cant stand to see a man retain the family traditions of his forefathers and the wisdom and faith and humility of his God Jesus Christ. That a guy like that can make a living without creating a guilt and attitude that hes the dog of the world. Elites are going to create a underground government written and made to create a unadmitted overtly controlled group told by the trusted “officials ” that special heavenly servants of the pool guy forced the devils of independent people onto their knees letting them know how the nepotistic enviro heros are saving the 3rd world via Giant usurious loans and enviro caps that keep them from developing, not keep first world from climate change lol. Then im sure we will be told that its our human duty to not charge profit to the 501c c=so called charity giving these countries unlimited food, meds, clothing etc . So what happens when unlimited money country A donates all the poor countries needs year round. well country of poverty cant create markets because its all donated and so how can you compete . So then they default on the loan fro world bank and so next you now are able to create artificial scarcity or homemade upstart Russian group said to be taking over wwhih takes cares of growing empire and bein so sweet and s=diverse . i just wanna carry my cross with humility and wisdom having the heart seeking after perfect love and perect hate just as Jesus.

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