The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) lauded the White House’s nomination of Scott Darling to be administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Darling had been acting administrator for the past year.
“We look forward to continuing to work with Administrator Scott Darling,” said Jim Johnston, President and CEO of OOIDA. “We have found him to be open and receptive to input from the Association, and he appears to appreciate the role of professional truckers.”
OOIDA has been able to work with Darling on a number of areas during the past year, and is particularly pleased that he made significant progress moving forward with new driver training, an issue that had previously been stagnant for many years.
“We are hoping the FMCSA will be willing to tackle some important issues like detention time, driver pay and others, while understanding why it’s important to avoid unnecessary regulations that will harm small businesses,” said Johnston. “We look forward to further discussions on the importance of trucks and truckers, especially small-business truckers, to the nation’s economy.”