A day behind the wheel with a professional driver made quite an impression for a VIP passenger. Last week, FMCSA Acting Administrator Scott Darling rode along with OOIDA board member Leo Wilkins across four states and four large metro areas. Along the way he gained an appreciation for the actions that must be taken every day by professional drivers. The ride-along started in Sheffield, OH and ended in Grain Valley, MO. On his trip, Mr. Darling spent the night in the sleeper of Leo’s truck and met with drivers at a truck stop diner in Illinois. These unfiltered experiences exposed the Acting Administrator to some of the realities that professional drivers face each and every day including the shortage of safe truck parking, driver detention, and driver compensation.
Read more about Mr. Darling's trip with OOIDA here