The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that the first Women of Trucking Advisory Board meeting will be held Nov. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held virtually for its entirety. Those interested in attending can register in advance here.

Items on the agenda include an ethics briefing for WOTAB members; a report by FMCSA’s Office of Research on the results of “Crime Prevention for Truckers,” a study of women and other truck drivers and their safety on the road, followed by a discussion; and other speakers who may share insights into what WOTAB’s establishment means to them.

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Public comments will be heard during designated comment periods at the discretion of the WOTAB chair and designated federal officer.

Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their remarks for inclusion in the meeting records and for circulation to board members. All prepared remarks submitted on time will be accepted and considered as part of the record. Any member of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time.

WOTAB will coordinate with trucking companies, nonprofit organizations, and trucking associations to support women in trucking. The board will provide recommendations to the FMCSA administrator and the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to advance efforts to recruit, support, and ensure the safety of female commercial motor vehicle drivers and the trucking industry at large.