Cabbies facing board-ordered log-keeping
Published: November 17,2013
VICKSBURG — Taxi drivers could soon be required to keep log books chronicling their activities.
The Vicksburg Post reported a meeting has been set for Dec. 9 involving the city’s Public Transportation Board and cab company owners.
The board set the meeting Tuesday after member Stan Collins suggested the logs as a way to ensure drivers are getting sufficient rest between shifts.
Collins also said log-keeping could be of help to police — a passing driver may have seen something at a crime scene.
Collins, who owns a trucking company, said federal transportation regulations require commercial truck drivers to keep logbooks showing activity.
“I believe it would be a really good thing to have, to keep up with the drivers and know where they’re at, and whether they’re working or not working,” he said, adding the city’s logbook would not require as much information as a federal log.
Board member Rita Wyatt said officials of Executive Cab Co., one of the city’s three cab companies, told her their drivers already keep a log of fares and destinations.
“We need to look at something,” board chairman Jim Stirgus Jr. said, “but not something that’s going to require a whole lot of detail, because we don’t want to get the drivers bogged down with too much detail.”
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Still planning that summer vacation?
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Seafood R’evolution set to make Mississippi ‘the new culinary epicenter of the South’
- Yarber could be sworn in today as new Jackson mayor
- After review, MSU moves forward on new research facility
- Ole Miss launches commitment to be 'climate neutral'
- Pharma Pac lays off rest of workers; could end up owing state
- SpaceX, Stennis officially open new rocket test stand
- Acco Brands investing $1.6M, adding 162 workers
- Gulf LNG terminal mulling export opportunities
- Secretary of State's Office transitioning to new location