Wanted: Idaho truckers for advisory panel

| 11/2/2011

Idaho officials are looking for some help from truckers residing in the state. More specifically, the state’s Transportation Board is looking for professional drivers to serve on a trucking advisory panel.

The council will advise the board on safety issues, and laws and rules that affect Idaho trucking operations. Highway improvement recommendations also are sought.

Truckers are wanted to provide input to “enhance the efficiency in which Idaho’s products are transported,” said Alan Frew, motor vehicles division administrator for the Idaho Transportation Department.

Idaho-based truckers representing various areas of the state will serve three-year terms and meet at least twice annually. Initial appointments may be for one to three years with two members to be appointed each year.

Participants will be compensated $35 per day and be reimbursed for travel, lodging and meals.

For more information, contact Frew at alan.frew@itd.idaho.gov. Truckers are asked to include a brief resume outlining their experience in the trucking industry. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 30.