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Land Line Now Community Bulletin Board – Nov. 4, 2021

November 4, 2021


Land Line Now’s Community Bulletin Board for Nov. 4, 2021.

Parking ban in Minneapolis starts Jan. 1

Minneapolis has passed a truck parking ban on all city streets. It applies to any truck weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Citations will start being written Jan. 1, first for $150, then up to $250 starting one year later.

Read more: Minneapolis City Council approves truck parking ban ordinance.

Pennsylvania tolls to increase – again

For the 14th year in a row, Pennsylvania will increase tolls on its turnpike. A 5 percent increase goes into effect Jan. 2, 2022.

You can calculate toll rates at the turnpike’s website.

Washington’s I-5 rest areas closed

Several rest areas, including truck parking, are closed along 83 miles of Interstate 5 between Everett, Wash., and the Canadian border. That includes parking at Everett, Smokey Point and Custer. The state DOT blames a staffing shortage.

Learn more at the Washington state DOT website.

CARB Phase 2 delayed

The California Air Resources Board is delaying enforcement of its Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions trailer requirements until 2022.

Port Authority delays toll increase

The Delaware River Port Authority has delayed a scheduled toll increase until at least 2022. The Authority operates four bridges over the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

MATS asks for your truck show memories

The Mid-America Trucking Show is gearing up to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Organizers are asking truckers to take a moment to share some memories from past shows. Get all the details on the MATS website.

No fines or penalties on Canadian ELDs until June 2022

Canada’s ELD mandate is now in effect. However, no fines or penalties will be assessed until June 2022.

Read more: Canada ELD mandate won’t result in penalties until June 2022.

North Split in Indianapolis to close for 18 months starting this weekend

The North Split interchange at Interstates 65 and 70 in Indianapolis will close for 18 months, including parts of the highway nearby. The closures are part of a project to reconstruct the entire interchange – including all bridges and roadways.

Connecticut truck-only tax in 2023

Beginning in 2023, truckers will have to pay a weight-distance tax in Connecticut. Rates could go as high as 17.5 cents per mile for vehicles weighing more than 80,000 pounds.

Read more: Connecticut governor not done yet with truckers.

Real ID deadline extended

Homeland Security has extended the deadline to have a Real ID compliance license to May 3, 2023, because of disruptions caused by the pandemic. When requirements go into effect, you’ll need one to get through security checkpoints at places like airports and military bases.

Toll increases coming to Delaware River bridges

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission plans two rounds of toll increases April 11 and in January 2024. The new system ends the existing base rate and creates an E-ZPass discount and a pay-by-plate pricing option. On April 11, the E-ZPass rate for a five-axle vehicle will go from $18 to $22.50, with a $25 pay-by-plate rate.

FMCSA grants exemption request

The FMCSA is granting a request to use a digital camera system in place of the two rear-vision mirrors on the sides of trucks. The exemption for the CV Digital Mirror System is good through Sept. 17, 2025.

FMCSA grants exemption for driver assistance camera

FMCSA will allow J.J. Keller’s advanced driver assistance system camera to be mounted lower on the windshield than currently permitted. Keller says lower placement will help the camera system’s functionality. The exemption is good until Nov. 24, 2025.

Lighting company granted exemption for brake lights

Trucking companies may now add pulsating warning lights to the back of trucks and trailers. The FMCSA granted an exemption to Grote Industries to install the amber, brake-activated lights. The exemption runs through Dec. 2, 2025.

Bendix gets exemption for windshield-mounted cameras

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has received a five-year exemption for its windshield-mounted video cameras to be mounted lower on vehicles than was previously permitted. The exemption is good through April 6, 2026.