OOIDA leaders to tackle highway safety, security issues at CVSA event

| 9/11/2008

OOIDA officials are in Canada this week to discuss highway safety and security issues with other transportation industry leaders from all over North America as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual conference.

This year’s event is from Wednesday, Sept. 10, through Monday, Sept. 15, at the Winnipeg Convention Center in Winnipeg, Canada.

OOIDA representatives attending the CVSA event include Rick Craig, director of regulatory affairs; Joe Rajkovacz, regulatory affairs specialist; Tom Weakley, director of operations; and Woody Chambers, OOIDA board member and general vice president from Eddyville, KY.

On Friday, Sept. 12, Craig will be one of three speakers asked to weigh in on the issue of having laptop computers in commercial truck cabs. In May, an OOIDA member was ticketed by an Arizona Department of Transportation officer for having a laptop mounted in the cab of his truck. Since the Association has become involved in the issue, Arizona has stopped issuing tickets for drivers until it receives guidance. An FMCSA representative is one of the three speakers on this issue.