Cabot business owner Brian Evans will be in Washington, D.C., this week to tell the House subcommittee about undesired effects of a rules change on truck drivers.
Evans is president of L&L Freight Services, Inc., a shipping consultant service based at Cabot.
"I’m excited about it," Evans said of the chance to speak before the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce. He is scheduled to appear Thursday, Nov. 21.
"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me. I have always been interested in politics and this is chance to be part of it," he said Tuesday.
The subcommittee is under the House Small Business Committee chaired by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO).
Evans said he would be speaking on behalf of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA).
The topic is the effect on truck drivers and, in turn, small businesses of recent changes made by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in hours of service regulations. TIA has great concerns about the effect of the changes on small businesses, Evans said.
TIA represents the $162 billion third-party logistics industry doing business in domestic and international commerce, Evans said. "I am greatly honored to be chosen to represent the many companies in our industry, most especially, those deemed as small business entities."