LLN (9/3/19) – The most frequently asked legal question by truckers is, “Can you clean up my driver record?” We’ll get you an answer. Also, billions of dollars have been spent to pave the way for automated cars and trucks. Why some states get truck parking problems and some don’t. The federal government has a deadline to fund the government for the coming year – but will they make it? And what happens to trucking issues contained in the House version of the annual spending bill?
0:00-10:10 – Newscast.
10:10-24:44 – Clean up driver records.
24:44-38:42 – Automated vehicles.
38:42-48:19 – Federal spending bill; trucking issues.
- Antonio Menjivar of Stafford, Texas, has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for five years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
- Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
- Truckers are urged to make comments on the FMCSA’s proposed changes to the hours-of-service regulations. The deadline is Oct. 7.
James Mennella and Jeff McConnell of Road Law will share some of the most frequently asked questions they receive from truckers. The pair also writes the “Road Law” column in Land Line Magazine about the top legal questions OOIDA receives from truckers. If you have questions or comments regarding transportation law, you can:
- Call 888-276-8000.
- Fax a question to 405-242-2040.
- Send an email.
- Or click here for more information.
- Read the latest Road Law – August/September 2019 from Land Line Magazine.
Billions of dollars have been spent to pave the way for automated cars and trucks, fueling the conversation in Washington, D.C., and the states. Mary McKenna discusses that, plus why some states get truck parking problems and some don’t – with state legislative expert Mike Matousek.
- Read more on automation from Land Line Magazine, OOIDA focuses on safety, impact on truckers in comments about automation.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State
Mark Reddig and Mary McKenna bring us important notices from the Land Line Now Community Bulletin Board.
- View notices on the Bulletin Board.
However highly dysfunctional it gets, Congress has one duty assigned to it by the Constitution – paying the bills. Those bills are due at the end of this month. Mark Reddig discusses that, and the fate of several trucking issues contained in the House version of that bill, with Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.
- To call members of Congress, dial 202-224-3121.
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.
- You can view the entire appropriations bill, HR 3163.
- The wording of the three sections Collin discussed are:
- 133. No funds made available by this or any other Act may be obligated or expended under the authority in 49 U.S.C. 31141(c)to review and issue a decision on a petition to preempt State meal and rest break laws that may differ from those in 49 C.F.R. 395.
- 134. Notwithstanding any restriction under part II of subtitle B of title V of the FAST Act, not later than 6 months after enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shall make available on a public website information regarding analysis of violations developed under the agency’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, consistent with the data that the agency made publicly available immediately before December 4, 2015.
- 135. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to promulgate or enforce a rule that eliminates the 30 minute rest break specified in part 395 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, as it was in operational effect on May 15, 2019.