290 representatives from the Truck and Bus Industry, Research
Institutions, Government Agencies Safety Groups, Enforcement
Agencies and other such organizations attended a 3-day symposium
organized by the National Safety Council in Knoxville, Tennessee
from April 3-5.
the interests of professional truckers were OOIDA President
Jim Johnston, OOIDA Director of Regulatory Affairs Rick Craig,
and OOIDA Foundation Special Projects Manager John Siebert.
were presented with up to date industry statistics, driver
perception survey results, numerous keynote speakers (see
the text of Jim Johnston's speech) and over 50 research
papers on Driver Issues, Data Analysis, Management Issues,
Enforcement Issues and New Technology.
committees were formed after the presentation of information.
Jim Johnston took part in the Enforcement Issues group, Rick
Craig in the Drivers Issue group and John Siebert in New Technology
participants developed the top 10 recommendations (and an
additional 14 recommendations) which have been listed in order
of priority. An action plan was developed to disseminate the
recommendations to various government agencies and organizations.
should be noted that the top 10 recommendations eventually
adopted by the conference were items strongly advocated by
OOIDA's representatives in their individual committees.
top 10 recommendations