Land Line Now, Nov. 4, 2021.
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A recent audit by a government watchdog says the FMCSA computer systems holding your personal information are very vulnerable to hacking.
I. Today’s news with Scott Thompson
Eleven GOP senators want restrictions lifted on 18- to 21-year-old drivers. Acting administrator of FMCSA places emphasis on detention time during talk with OOIDA board members. And an autonomous trucking company announces plans to expand runs throughout the South.
II. Personal information at risk in FMCSA systems, audit says
A recent audit by a government watchdog says that the FMCSA computer systems holding your personal information are very vulnerable to hacking. Also, the government launches an initiative to improve road safety, and OOIDA wants to fix a system for reporting coercion and other trucker complaints.
III. State and local transportation vote results
Earlier this week, voters in seven states made their voices heard on local and state transportation spending. We’ll have a rundown on what passed where.
IV. OOIDA Board talks big trucking issues
The OOIDA Board of Directors is in town this week, discussing the direction the Association will take – especially regarding legislation and regulation – over the next six months. We’ll offer up some insight into what’s going on and why it matters.
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- You can find more on the Supply Chain Dashboard on the White House website.
- For a breakdown of state efforts to make changes to daylight saving time, click here.
- The OOIDA Truckers for Troops campaign starts Monday, Nov. 8 and runs until the start of business Monday, Nov. 15. You can join OOIDA or renew your membership for a discounted rate. 10 percent of that will go toward care packages for troops and to support the Veterans Community Project. OOIDA will match that money.
- Starting Saturday, Marty Ellis and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the Ingrid Brown Petro in Oklahoma City. That’s at Exit 127 off Interstate 40E and Exit 154 off Interstate 40W. Find upcoming Spirit stops here.
- OOIDA submits National Consumer Complaint Database comments, read the story here.
- Read more on the U.S. DOT audit that revealed problems with FMCSA’s cybersecurity.
- U.S. DOT plans increased safety measures after latest findings, get the details here.
- To read about state legislation, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News by State.
- View the most recent notices on the Bulletin Board.
- You can find upcoming truck shows and events here.
- Be sure to check out the new Fighting for Truckers website. And remember, it’s never too late to contact your lawmakers. You can do that via the website or by calling 202-224-3121.
- OOIDA has an online resource to provide access to information needed to operate in the coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 menu at the top of the page on the Land Line Media website.