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Federal

Bill would mandate automatic emergency braking on new heavy-duty trucks

The Safe Roads Act would require new trucks to possess automatic emergency braking. OOIDA says the technology is still in its infancy.

Crime & Courts

Two truckers bribed Texas DPS employee to issue 215 fake CDLs

Two men have been charged for bribing a DPS employee to falsely issue more than 200 CDLs. As a result, the employee raked in tens of thousands of dollars.

OOIDA, Truck Shows

OOIDA Shift Into Success class among offerings at Aug. 22-24 GATS

In about a month, the 2019 Great American Trucking Show returns to Dallas. OOIDA will be there. Check out its free Shift Into Success class on Aug. 22.

Today's Show

Recapping the Medical Review Board’s recent meeting

On air at 7 p.m., Online at 8 p.m. ET – We’ll have a rundown of this week’s meeting of the Medical Review Board including updates to the handbook for certified medical examiners. 

Driver Fitness, Federal

FMCSA seeks comment on partial extension of entry-level driver training deadline

FMCSA wants more time to develop its new entry-level driver training rules to develop an electronic interface and give states time to adapt their systems.

Crime & Courts

Convincing dash cam video insufficient to dismiss Florida case

Despite dash cam video that appears to verify a trucker’s account of events of a fatal crash, a Florida appellate court ruled that’s up for a jury, not a judge, to decide.

Tolls

Pennsylvania Turnpike announces 6% toll increase for 2020

It’s that time of year: fireworks, hot dogs and the annual Pennsylvania Turnpike toll increase announcement. Tolls will go up another 6% next year.

News, Products & Services

Spot rates dip as capacity returns

Load post volume has rebounded since the week of Independence Day, and rates have softened. Reefer rates, however, seem to be slower to bounce back.

OOIDA

Cue the song “Gary, Indiana” as The Spirit rolls into town July 19-23

If not the song from “The Music Man” maybe a Jackson Five hit will be in mind as Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s touring trailer, rolls into Gary, Indiana.

Driver Fitness, Federal

MRB hints at returning apnea recommendations to handbook

Members of the FMCSA’s Medical Review Board lobbied for its 2016 sleep apnea recommendations to return to the medical examiners handbook.

Synchrony Financial