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
- A Michigan state lawmaker who introduced a bill to kill the speed differential between trucks and other vehicles in that state says she was inspired by seeing firsthand the problems that can be created by split speeds.
- Read more: Michigan bill would nix speed limit differentials.
- Read the bill, HB 4441.
- Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall for various truck models related to one of two issues. Read more: Volvo recalls 25,000 trucks for transmission-related issues.
- 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.
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:
- Canada getting driver training first.
- Former U.S. ambassador to Canada says time is running out for USMCA.
- Canada publishes federal electronic logging mandate.
- New fuel charge coming for Canada.
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.
- You can access your DAC report here.
- You can find out how to dispute your report here.
- You can also call 866-521-6995 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central time Monday-Friday.
- Fax them at 918-664-5520.
- Or mail:
Attention: Consumers Department
14002 E. 21st St., Ste. 1200, Tulsa, OK 74134.
- Be sure to check out OOIDA Compliance Connection
- You can find out more about what OOIDA’s Business Assistance department does here.
- And you can contact them at 816-229-5791.
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.
- See Jon’s full schedule, “The Spirit” schedule.
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.