Autonomous trucks a ways off

June 22, 2018

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LLN (6/21/18) – Earlier this week, the FMCSA heard from the public about the transition to autonomous vehicles. We’ll have that, plus: another delay involving certified medical examiners; an ELD waiver for fireworks haulers; Oklahoma plans or a fuel tax increase; upcoming truck shows; state sales taxes on internet sales; and a delay for TWIC card readers.

0:00 – 9:56 – Newscast

9:56 – 25:27 – Autonomous vehicles; medical examiners; ELD fireworks waiver.

25:27 – 40:18 – Oklahoma fuel tax; truck shows.

40:18 – 50:29 – Internet sales tax; TWIC reader delay.

Segment 1

Lloyd A. Blackman, Sr. of Memphis, Tenn., has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for 15 years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program. Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.

Segment 2

Earlier this week, the FMCSA heard from the public about the transition to autonomous vehicles. Terry Scruton covers that – plus another delay involving DOT physicals – with OOIDA Manager of Federal Affairs Jay Grimes.

  • View OOIDA’s complete guide to Regulatory Issues;
  • If you have questions you would like answered you can call our Listener Comment Line at 800-324-6856.

Segment 3

As the state of Oklahoma prepares to increase fuel tax rates this month, legal challenges underway at the state’s highest court attempt to thwart an effort to void the tax deal. Terry Scruton finds out the details from Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble. To read about legislation in a particular state, visit the OOIDA Legislative page.

Segment 4

The Supreme Court says states can charge sales tax on internet sales. Mark Reddig discusses how that could affect trucking – plus a delay for TWIC card readers – with OOIDA’s Director of Safety and Security Operations Doug Morris.

 

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