ATA Daily Digest: 10.30.19

NTSB Distracted Driving Roundtable Seeks Roadway Safety Improvements

Distracted driving is “truly one of the most significant issues in transportation across our nation,” noted Patrick McKenna (seen above at left), director of the Missouri Department of Transportation and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2019-2020 president, in remarks during a one-day roundtable hosted by the National Transportation Safety Board in Columbia, MO.

USDA rolls out nationwide hemp regulations

The Trump administration has announced a long-awaited rule on domestic hemp production that could help relieve legal snags for trucking companies and drivers hauling the crop across state lines.

The U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, announced today (Oct. 29) by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, creates “a consistent regulatory framework around hemp production throughout the United States,” as required by the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the list of controlled substances.

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