CDLs: We Should All Be Ashamed — Part 1

The CDL controversy has reared its ugly head again and so we thought it is time to revisit the issue and put out the facts, as we know them to be. The facts for this column come from a variety of sources, including the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Act...


The CDL controversy has reared its ugly head again and so we thought it is time to revisit the issue and put out the facts, as we know them to be. The facts for this column come from a variety of sources, including the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Act, the National Institute for Occupational...


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As always, the comments represented here are those of the author and the author only. I hope to see many of you at Firehouse Expo. Until then, keep safe and give this column some serious consideration.

MICHAEL WILBUR, a Firehouse® contributing editor, is a lieutenant in the New York City Fire Department, assigned to Ladder Company 27 in the Bronx, and has served on the FDNY Apparatus Purchasing Committee. He consults on a variety of apparatus-related issues around the country. For further information, access Wilbur's website at www.emergencyvehicleresponse.com.