Driver's Council Structure
Driver's Council - Total 35 Members
Comprised of 4 CDL Drivers per 8 geographical regions = Total 32 + 3 Facilitators (CDLDU)
Each of the 32 members can serve maximum 4 years. First council will have 16- 2 years and 16- 4 years members. Facilitators will rotate 1 each year. The 4 years term members will also serve on a selected workgroup for 2 years.
The council will elect their leaders and set the agenda and rules of operation to realizes the common goals of the entire membership. They will be actively engaged in addressing all issues and conditions of employment while promoting safety and prosperity for all people.
Name, ST., xx yrs.+
4 Standing Workgroups
Total 36 Members - 16 Additional CDL Drivers at Large
Each Workgroup will be comprised of 8 members (4 - from the current Driver’s Council + 4 - CDL Drivers at large) + 1 Facilitator (CDLDU) = 9 members
CDL Drivers at Large will serve for no more than 2 years on any Standing Workgroup and will not serve more than 6 years on Workgroups total. Facilitator will rotate each year.
Professionalism Workgroup – All matters relating to but not limited to education, commitment, ethics, health, and personal presence.
Legislative Workgroup – All matters relating to but not limited to State and Federal current legislation pending, promoting solutions to legislatures, and repealing past legislation.
Regulation Workgroup – All matters relating to but not limited to State and Federal existing, pending and proposed regulations that have a negative impact on Professional Drivers while proposing more safety solutions to existing problems.
Technology Workgroup – All matters related to a Professional Driver’s interaction with new technology. It will include but not limited to current safety systems, monitoring systems, driving simulators and autonomous trucks.
Name, ST., xx yrs.+
These governance groups will represent the Professional Driver best because they are actively involved in this profession. A voice backed by research, experience and commitment to safety and career prosperity.
These initial 48 Drivers will start the governance groups but the length of terms and make-up of the council and workgroups is determined to insure continuity and get the most diverse, independent thinking individuals working on the solutions for now and the future. The more Professional Drivers we have involved the better outcomes will result. No one knows the job better than another driver.
Facilitators will not have a vote on any issue except in the case of a tie needing to be broken.