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A DAC report can be corrected

July 26, 2019

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LLN (7/26/19) – It can make or break a truck driver’s career, but if it’s wrong, a DAC report can be corrected. Also, an Ontario Ministry of Labour workshop examined the risks of being a trucker with an eye toward improving safety. Jon Osburn says truckers are hot under the collar about hours of service, ELDs, truck parking and speed limiters. And next week, a Senate committee starts writing the next highway bill.

0:00-9:57 – Newscast

9:57-24:39 – Ontario’s risk assessment of trucking

24:39-39:35 – Fixing a DAC report; hot issues discussed

39:35-49:35 – Starting work on the highway bill

Segment 1

Newscast

  • The OOIDA Foundation has EPA grants to pay for 25% of the cost for an auxiliary power unit. Drivers need to have a model year 1996 through 2006 truck and be based in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa or Nebraska. OOIDA membership is not required, but OOIDA members can get discounts on EPA-approved units. Go to OOIDA.com for details.
  • Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at Shell Rotella SuperRigs at the Trail’s Travel Center in Albert Lea, Minn., at Exit 11 off Interstates 35 and 90. Stop in, say hi to Jon and Sassi, and join OOIDA for a $10 discount.

Segment 2

Earlier this year, we told you about a workshop being conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Labour to examine the risks associated with trucking. Terry Scruton talked with Sujoy Dey, corporate risk officer for the ministry, about how the workshop came about and what they learned about trucking and safety. Read up on other Canada news:

Segment 3

A DAC report can make or break a truck driver’s career, but if it’s wrong it can be corrected. Mark Reddig gets the details from Linda Finch of OOIDA’s Business Assistance Department.

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Jon Osburn recently spent time in the humid air of Gary, Ind., where truckers were getting hot under the collar about hours of service, ELDs, truck parking and speed limiters. Mark Reddig finds out what they’re saying from Jon Osburn, the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker.

Segment 4

Next week, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will start the process of writing the road and bridge section of the next highway bill. Mark Reddig gets a rundown of what to expect from Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.