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Land Line Now Community Bulletin Board – Nov. 30, 2021

November 30, 2021

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Land Line Now’s Community Bulletin Board for Nov. 30, 2021.

Certification scam warning

A trucker in North Carolina offers a warning about another scam. Shortly after getting his authority, he received a letter from someone claiming to be from the “Supervisor Compliance Training Department” warning about a “Final Compliance Notice” for mandatory Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse training. Truckers are urged to double check to ensure any letter is actually from a federal agency.

Tennessee wants HOV lane feedback

The Tennessee DOT is asking for feedback about possibly converting high-occupancy vehicle, or HOV lanes, to tolling lanes. The survey is open until Dec. 1. You can take part here.

Iowa-to-Illinois Interstate 74 bridge reopening

A new I-74 bridge connecting Iowa and Illinois will open Dec. 1. The new bridge is twice as wide as the old one, with four lanes in each direction. It also includes a bicycle and pedestrian path.

British Columbia storm knocks out highways

Highways throughout British Columbia affected by a storm last week are slowly opening back up. You can keep track of what’s open, what’s closed and what’s open only to essential travel, here.

Truckers Christmas Group annual raffle

The Truckers Christmas Group and RoadPro are holding a raffle for a package of goods worth more than $500. The package includes a hands-free CB radio, Wilson antenna, duffle bag, a survival set with knife, and numerous other products. The deadline is Dec. 13.

Proceeds help needy trucking families.

Find more information here.

Federal contractor vaccination mandate

Employees of federal contractors will have to be vaccinated by Dec. 8. The order applies to contracts above $250,000 and has no exception for truckers.

Find out more here.

FMCSA to require rear guards to be inspected annually

FMCSA has added rear impact guards to annual commercial motor vehicle inspections. The rule goes into effect on Dec. 9.

You can read more here: FMCSA to require rear guards to be inspected annually.

Texas Saturday CDL services cease

Texas is ending its Saturday Department of Motor Vehicle hours. The Department of Public Safety started up Saturday hours earlier this month to address a backlog of people needing services. Driver license offices will remain open Monday through Friday during normal operating hours.

Runaway truck ramps survey

The Colorado Department of Transportation wants your feedback about runaway truck ramps. They want to know what truckers think about the current system – and what could be done to improve it.

You can take the survey here.

Kenworth auction to combat trafficking

Inland Kenworth-Phoenix will auction off a fully loaded, Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 Next Gen next month. All proceeds will go to Truckers Against Trafficking, a nonprofit devoted to stopping human trafficking through education and advocacy. The auction is scheduled for Dec. 10 in Perris, Calif.

You can view a video with more information.

Help Truckers Christmas Group help others

The Truckers Christmas Group is taking donations and selling items on their website through Dec. 13. The funds raised will be given to needy trucking families. You can find more on their website.

California DMV Saturday hours

The DMV in California is expanding weekend hours at its Fullerton, Montebello and Winnetka locations because of the supply chain crisis and the pandemic, and also to meet a backlog for Class A CDL appointments.

Find a place to board a pet

If you need to find a place to board your pet near your current location, you can use the directory at the International Boarding and Pet Services Association’s website.

Rigs without Cigs

The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund is offering the Rigs Without Cigs program to help truckers quit smoking. You can register for the program at the St. Christopher Fund website.

High quality cowboy boot auction for charity

The Truckers Christmas Group and country music musician Jeremiah Craig are auctioning off a pair of Lucchese Ostrich Boots and a pair of Heritage Flores Boots. Go to the Truckers Christmas Group website for more details. The deadline is Dec. 13.

Proceeds help needy trucking families.

Find more information here.

Operation Roger helps pets

If you need a pet transported, or know of one either separated from their owner or needing transport to a new owner, contact Operation Roger. You can either text 682-622-1172 or fill out the application at the Operation Roger website. You can go to the same text number or website to volunteer to help by becoming an Operation Roger driver.