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Transportation safety expert sheds light on regulatory knowledge gap

February 13, 2020 / Jack Glenn

The regulatory scope of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has steadily grown as the transportation industry itself has grown. Since its establishment in 2000, the administration’s efforts to reduce highway crashes have generally been well-received by fleet owners and drivers alike. However, as the industry’s go-to source for rules of the road, FMCSA’s rulings often have failed to reach their intended audience — drivers. John Seidl, vice president of risk services at Reliance Partners, is a consultant for trucking companies nationwide and delivers multiple trucking safety seminars each year. FreightWaves caught up with Siedl in Chattanooga, TN before his first stop along the Trucking Matters Safety Road Tour presented by Reliance to shed light on the knowledge gap that exists between drivers, fleet owners and the administration that regulates their livelihoods.