LLN (2/22/19) – Buying authority from someone else may be nothing more than buying someone else’s problems. Also, we’ll tell you who in recent news has been good and who’s been bad with some Roses and Razzberries. Meanwhile, an old school method may be the best way to fight fatigue. Jon Osburn chats about a new educational opportunity and the effect of weather on equipment. And a transportation coalition asks Congress to oppose twin 33 foot trailers.
0:00-9:41 – Newscast
9:41-24:25 – Roses and Razzberries
24:25-39:22 – Fighting fatigue; education; weather and equipment; buying authority
39:22-49:09 – Twin 33s
- You have just a few more days to respond to the Federal Highway Administration’s survey about truck parking. The survey – which asks about your experiences and needs – is called for in Jason’s Law. The deadline to take part is Feb. 28.
- Take part in the survey here.
- Read more about it here: Truckers encouraged to participate in federal truck parking survey.
- OOIDA says that the audit announced this week of the FMCSA’s medical certificate program by the DOT’s office of the inspector general is being conducted for the wrong reasons, but it could still produce some good results. Read more about the audit here: OIG to conduct audit into FMCSA’s medical certificate program.
- Registration is open through March 1 for OOIDA’s upcoming live business seminar, “Truck to Success,” which takes place March 12-14t in Blue Springs, Mo. Go to OOIDAOnlineEducation.com to register.
From some state police who brought fuel and food to stranded motorists to some businesses who clearly don’t understand the truck parking crisis, Terry Scruton and Mary McKenna will tell us who in recent news has been good and who’s been bad with some Roses and Razzberries.
- If you want to offer up your own Rose or Razzberry for our consideration, Offer a Rose or Razzberry or visit us on Facebook.
The word fatigue has been used to justify a lot of things in the trucking industry, few of which have proven to be of any worth whatsoever. But sometimes, an old school technique works best. Greg Grisolano offers a few thoughts.
- Read Greg’s blog, ‘What’s ‘innovative’ about this fatigue plan is its low-tech approach’.
Next, you might be tempted to buy someone else’s authority rather than apply for your own. But that short cut comes with a host of problems attached. Mark Reddig chats with Adrian Hinds and Heather Brown of OOIDA.
- See what OOIDA’s Business Services Department offers here.
- Or you can call Business Services at 816-229-5791.
And finally, Jon Osburn has been chatting with truckers about a new educational opportunity and the effect of weather on their equipment. Mark Reddig talks with the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker.
- See the full Spirit Schedule.
- You can sign up for OOIDA’s ‘Truck to Success’ seminar here.
- Read more about the class here: Interested in becoming an owner-operator? Take the Truck to Success course.
A coalition of groups connected to transportation have asked Congress to avoid allowing twin 33 foot trailers in the next highway bill. Mark Reddig finds out who they are, what they said and why it matters to you from Jay Grimes at OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that at FightingForTruckers.com.
- To call members of Congress, dial 202-224-3121.
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.
- Learn more about the topic here: Coalition of largest shippers/retailers urge Congress to allow twin 33 trailers.