Bob Rothstein recently spoke at a safety seminar, sponsored by the North Carolina Motorsports Association and the American Society of Safety Engineers, and held at Joe Gibbs Racing in Huntersville, NC. The subject of his presentation was fleet safety compliance for NASCAR teams. All NASCAR teams have tractor-trailers that transport racecars around the country for races, racecar and tire testing, and sponsor commitments. While teams may be focused on winning races, they also have a trucking operation to manage.
Bob's presentation highlighted many facets of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, including driver qualification and hours-of service compliance, two areas on which the entire trucking industry is also very focused. About 30 race directors, general and team managers, and human resources professionals attended the presentation. Afterwards, Bob passed up the opportunity to buy a used race tire that came off Matt Kenseth's racecar.