FMCSA sets Jan. 18 for next meeting of its Truck Leasing Task Force

Updated Jan 10, 2024
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will hold a meeting of its Truck Leasing Task Force (TLTF) at 10 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, Jan. 18.

This virtual meeting is open to the public, and pre-registration is required. You can register online at the FMCSA website.

Established by the Secretary of Transportation in 2022, the task force is charged with examining the terms, conditions, and equitability of common truck leasing arrangements, particularly as they impact owner-operators and trucking businesses subject to such agreements.

Requests for disability accommodations and/or submissions of written materials for consideration during the meeting can be sent to [email protected] and must be received by Friday, Jan. 12. For questions concerning the TLTF, e-mail [email protected].

Members of the task force include:

  • Tamara Brock, Brock Logistics, LLC and Lewis & Lewis Logistics, LLC (Independent Owner-Operator)
  • Paul Cullen, The Cullen Law Firm, PLLC (Attorney) 
  • Troy Hawkins, TTOH Consulting & Logistics, LLC (Independent Owner-Operator)
  • Jim Jefferson, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (Consumer Protection)
  • Joshua Krause, OTR Leasing, LLC (Business)
  • Kaitlyn Long, International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Labor Organization) 
  • Steve Rush, Carbon Express Inc. (Carrier)
  • Lesley Tse, Of counsel to Getman, Sweeney & Dunn, PLLC (Attorney)
  • Steve Viscelli, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (Economic Sociologist)