Poster at FMCSA headquarters honors professional drivers

March 16, 2016

A number of organizations representing the commercial truck and bus industries recently presented the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) with a poster honoring 76 professional drivers for their millions of miles of accident-free driving.

“We present this poster on behalf of the truck and bus industry recognizing these tremendous professional drivers,” Sean McNally, American Trucking Associations’ vice-president of public affairs, said March 14 in a brief ceremony at FMCSA headquarters in Washington DC. “There are four million professional drivers on the road and these men and women are the pinnacle of their profession. We hope this will hang in the foyer so visitors and staff of FMCSA can be reminded that they have many safety partners here, but none more important than our professional men and women who are behind the wheel of our trucks and buses.”

In addition to ATA, representatives of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the American Moving & Storage Association, the American Bus Association and United Motorcoach Association, presented the poster to Acting FMCSA Administrator Scott Darling.

OOIDA Executive Vice-President Todd Spencer, said: “We congratulate all the drivers for being a part of something that the trucking industry can look to as the epitome of safe driving. Those men and women are the unsung heroes that carry the lifeblood of the nation and make it all work.”

FMCSA said the poster will be hung in a formal event later this spring. Click here to download a PDF of the poster.