NTSB Chairman Hersman Rides in Commercial Trucks to Attend Mid-America Truck Show
On March 30, NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman departed headquarters in Washington, DC, in the cab of a Con-way 2012 Kenworth T-660 heavy-duty, long-haul tractor trailer on a two-day, four-state journey to Louisville, Kentucky, getting a cabs-eye view of the commercial trucking industry.
As Hersman wrote on the new NTSB Safety Compass blog, “There is no better way to get a feel for the issues facing the industry than spend time in the cab with professional truck drivers. Besides, is there any better way to travel to the nation’s largest trucking show than to experience the ride, technology and accommodations in 5 different heavy trucks?”
During the 632-mile trip which Hersman shared the cab with five professional drivers from Women In Trucking, she observed a Level 1 roadside inspection at a Maryland weigh station, visited a travel center in West Virginia, met with West Virginia and Kentucky transportation officials and safety advocates at separate roundtables, and hosted two listening sessions – one with industry safety officials and the other with professional drivers from across the industry.
Chairman Hersman, who holds a commercial driver's license, is attending the Mid-America Truck Show where she will recognize America's professional women truck drivers at the second annual Women in Trucking "Salute to Women Behind the Wheel."
Click here to view the Chairman's opening remarks from the Trucking Conference.