Poster puts 76 human faces on issue of safe driving

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then one federal government agency Monday, March 14, got 76,000 words about just how safe commercial drivers can be.

Poster presentation at FMCSA in Washington, D.C.

Several national organizations delivered to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration an oversized poster with the faces of 76 commercial truck and bus drivers who have driven millions of accident-free miles.

“We present this poster on behalf of the truck and bus industry recognizing these tremendous professional drivers,” said Sean McNally, American Trucking Associations’ vice president of public affairs during a brief ceremony at FMCSA headquarters. “There are four million professional drivers on the road and these men and women are the pinnacle of their profession. We hope this will hang in the foyer so visitors and staff of FMCSA can be reminded that they have many safety partners here, but none more important than our professional men and women who are behind the wheel of our trucks and buses.”

In addition to ATA, representatives of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the American Moving & Storage Association, the American Bus Association and United Motorcoach Association, presented the poster to Acting FMCSA Administrator Scott Darling.

FMCSA said the poster will be hung in a formal event later this spring.