OOIDA Life Member Miles Verhoef says before a would-be trucker gets a CDL, he or she should undergo meaningful training, including lots of time behind the-wheel during both day and night driving, and experience in different kinds of weather.
Verhoef, who lives in Tomah, WI, will soon have the chance to make his opinions heard where they count.
With backing from OOIDA, Verhoef’s been appointed to a CDL task force formed by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. The group represents state and provincial officials in the U.S. and Canada who administer and enforce motor vehicle laws.
Verhoef’s first meeting with the committee will be in Washington, DC, next week.