KAP’s July policy roundtable survey was on class 1 driver licenses and mandatory entry-level training (MELT).
The range of opinions is nicely summarized by these two comments provided by roundtable members:
Society is asking, demanding that safety on the roads regarding large conveyance vehicles be paramount. There is no argument to be made for any special treatment for farmers regarding training and licensing.
The leap from not mandatory to 121 hours is excessive for farm drivers. Training should be necessary but a good driving school with good training can make an impact with 40hrs of driver training. So a question should be: Are the proposed hours excessive for farmer or short haul drivers? Yes. Yes, it is.
KAP launched a policy roundtable in June 2019. The roundtable provides another way for KAP members to have their say on issues and policy in a timely manner from the comfort of their own home. The roundtable members receive short surveys once a month on a variety of topics.
The next policy roundtable launches this Friday, August 9. To sign up, please email Joey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read the full report, please click here.