OOIDA's Doug Morris gives thumbs up to upcoming CMV safety summit

| Thursday, September 12, 2013

If you are not in Kansas for the Heart of America Trucking Show and are on the East Coast– Maryland’s Third Annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit is planned for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.

It’s an 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. seminar at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Md., that comes solidly recommended by OOIDA Director of Security Operations Doug Morris who says it’s a “wealth of knowledge for those who attend.”

At the annual event, state and federal agencies partner to bring attendees valuable safety information. Among the topics: new hours of service; out-of-service criteria/critical item defects; code of Maryland regulation changes/updates; sleep apnea/driver wellness; permitting (state, Baltimore City, Port of Baltimore); fleet management; vehicle size and weights. There will be a demo of North American Level 1 inspections and, in the technology area, Drivewyze/virtual weigh stations.

You can register online at www.roads.comaryland.gov/cvo. Registered attendees will receive a free buffet lunch in addition to training and valuable information.

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