Land Line Now’s Community Bulletin Board for June 16, 2022.
Louisiana card skimming
Authorities in Louisiana are warning truckers about credit card skimmers on fuel pumps. The devices can be attached to fuel pumps and are used to copy card information. Officials say that if you are unsure if a skimmer is attached to your fuel pump, inspect the card slot and keypad by wiggling them with your hand. It either is loose, it could be a skimmer.
FMCSA phishing scam
FMCSA says some emails that say they are from the agency are phishing scams. The emails say the “Assistant of Administration” needs to “complete your most recent up-to-date membership License certificate.” Do not open the email.
Free rest area coffee in Washington state
Free coffee is returning to rest areas in Washington state this summer and beyond. A program that allowed volunteer groups to hand out free cups of Joe to drivers was put on hold because of the pandemic. Not every location will have free coffee volunteers every day. Signs at the rest areas will let travelers know when groups are on site providing cups of java.
Truckers invited to submit comments on Missouri’s transport projects
The Missouri Department of Transportation is accepting comments on the Missouri Statewide Transportation Improvement Program until June 17. A draft of the program and other related documents are available online. And we’ll put links online to where you can file comments as well.
Comments can be submitted here, via email to STIPcomments@modot.mo.gov, by phone at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or by standard mail to the following address: Transportation Planning. Program Comments, P.O. Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65102.
I-81 parking meetings
The Federal Highway Administration and the I-81 Corridor Coalition will host a virtual truck parking roundtable discussion June 22, 23 and 29. You can learn more or register to take part in the meetings at the I-81 Corridor Coalition website.
You can also read the latest from Land Line on plans for a truck parking roundtable with FHWA and the I-81 Corridor Coalition.
I-4 parking meetings
The Florida Department of Transportation is still moving forward with a plan to improve truck parking along the Interstate 4 corridor – and still looking for input from truck drivers. A second round of public meetings is underway. The first one is at 5:30 p.m. on June 23 at the Buster Kenton Room in Kissimmee, Fla. All meeting information for the I-4 corridor truck parking meetings is available on the project website.
Truck driving school wants exemption
A truck driving school is asking FMCSA to exempt its instructors from a regulation that requires them to have at least two years of experience driving a commercial motor vehicle. The deadline to comment in June 24. To do so, go to the Regulations.gov website.
Live video on 511 website
The Wisconsin DOT unveiled a new live video feed feature on the state’s 511 travel information system. You can sign up for the new feature online.
Comment on UCR Fees
You still have time to comment on fees for the 2023 Unified Carrier Registration Plan. FMCSA has reopened the public comment period for 14 days. Comments can be made here through June 28.
Citizen Driver nominations accepted
Nominations are now being accepted for TravelCenters of America’s annual Citizen Driver competition. The award recognizes over-the-road professional truck drivers who exhibit citizenship, safety, community involvement, leadership, and health and wellness. The deadline is June 30.