Mandatory Highway Watch provision cancelled in GA

| 6/5/2007

Truckers in Georgia no longer have to take a one-hour training session on homeland security to get or renew their CDL.

The Highway Watch program, which is funded with tax dollars, consists of a short classroom session – or a video or audio presentation – followed by the issuance a Highway Watch ID card. It’s administered by the American Trucking Association.

Last June, Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law a measure requiring truckers to participate in the Highway Watch program.

But a new law, just signed by Perdue, drops that requirement.