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NATSO CEO Discusses Opposition to Commercializing Rest Areas With Sirius XM

NATSO CEO Discusses Opposition to Commercializing Rest Areas With Sirius XM

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings discussed the travel plaza and truckstop industry’s opposition to commercializing rest areas with Road Dog Trucking radio on Sirius XM Channel 146. Mullings appeared on the radio program after the Reason Foundation said in a separate interview that the industry should rethink its opposition to the long-standing law prohibiting commercial rest areas.  More

DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking Releases Final Report

DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking Releases Final Report

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on July 16 issued a final rule that permanently bans drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for which a commercial driver’s license or a commercial learner’s permit is required.  The announcement was made just days after the U.S. DOT’s Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking submitted its final report to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao providing recommendations on actions the Department can take to help combat human trafficking. More