Cargo thefts are spiking

November 19, 2020

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Land Line Now, Nov. 19, 2020.

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Cargo thefts are spiking, but there’s something different about the recent trend. Plus, taking action on hair testing and hours of service.

Cargo theft numbers spike


I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The FMCSA unveils its interim final rule on hours of service for ag haulers; NHTSA is looking at creating some guidelines for autonomous vehicles; and changing the world, one slice at a time.


II. OOIDA board meeting

From hair testing and hours of service changes to much more, the OOIDA board of directors had plenty to talk about during their fall meeting.


III. Bay Area bridge tolls; uninsured drivers in PA

The battle over Bay Area bridge tolls is nearing an end in California, while lawmakers in Pennsylvania look at easing up on uninsured drivers.


IV. Thieves find new cargo target

Cargo thefts are spiking across the country, but there’s something different about the recent trend.


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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at the Petro in North Little Rock, Ark., located at Exit 161 off Interstate 40. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon Osburn is also giving away free protective masks.
  • You can find OOIDA’s complete guide to Regulatory Issues here.
  • To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State
  • View notices on the Bulletin Board.
  • It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers 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.
  • It’s helpful for our members to keep us apprised of conditions on the roads and any problems they encounter. If you have situations to report call OOIDA at 816-229-5791 or email Questions@OOIDA.com.
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