Con-way Freight driver named to FMCSA CDL Advisory Committee

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Con-way Freight recently announced that one of its drivers has been selected to participate on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Commercial Driver’s License Advisory Committee. David May, a professional driver for Con-way Freight-Central, was the lead speaker for the April Advisory Committee meeting in Arlington, Va. May, who was one of four professional truck drivers on the panel, spoke out on the need for strengthening and improving driver training, and incorporating more actual driving scenarios into the CDL road test for truck drivers.

May, a captain in the American Trucking Associations’ 2005-2006 America’s Road Team, a national safety and education outreach program, was selected for the FMCSA CDL Advisory Committee in part due to his 27 years as a professional truck driver and the skills he demonstrated as a member of America’s Road Team. His remarks kicked off the April Advisory Committee meeting, which was focused on preparing FMCSA recommendations to the Department of Transportation regarding CDL requirements.

“David May is the consummate professional driver and an exemplary representative of Con-way Freight,” says David S. McClimon, president of Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Con-way Freight. “He has become an excellent safety advocate for our industry and the public, and we are proud of his involvement with the FMCSA.”

May became a professional truck driver after leaving the U.S. Army in 1980, and joined Con-way Freight in 1997. A three-time winner of the New York State Truck Driving Championships, he currently lives in West Seneca, N.Y., with his wife and three children. May has driven more than 1.4 million accident-free miles.