January 3, 2012
To: WBDT Members
From: Mike McKinney & Tom Spilman
Subject: DOT Ruling Follow Up
After speaking to the folks at NBWA, the DOT ruling that we sent out yesterday only applies to INTERSTATE motor carriers and not INTRASTATE. This means that nothing has changed for your drivers as of now.
However, as we all know, states typically enact federal rulings rather quickly once they have been passed. NBWA also said that passing this initiative was a top priority of the President and his administration, so there may be a push from the federal level to have all states mirror the DOT ruling.
We will let you know if and when we receive more information on this matter.