LLN (1/4/19) – What does the trend toward legalization of marijuana and the popularity of CBD oil mean for truckers? Also: Jon Osburn is optimistic about this year, including a possible fix for Hours of Service. And we’ll review the new U.S. Congress.
0:00 – 9:26 – Newscast
9:26 – 24:11 – Marijuana and CBD
24:11 – 39:07 – New year optimism
39:07 – 48:55 – Changes in Congress
- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted Stoneridge Inc.’s application for an exemption. In short, it would allow truck drivers to use camera technology instead of mirrors. You can read the Federal Register notice
- OOIDA has recognized Cindy Lynn Lackland of Howard, Colo., for 28 years of safe, accident-free driving . Learn more about the Safe Driving Award here.
More and more states are legalizing marijuana. In addition, an extract of that plant, CBD oil, is growing in popularity. However, both can lead to serious consequences for truckers. Mark Reddig talks with Amber Schweer and Leslie Butler of CMCI, OOIDA’s Drug Testing Consortium.
- You can contact CMCI at 816-229-5791;
- Learn more from OOIDA’s website;
- Meanwhile, take a free webinar from the OOIDA Foundation. Those classes include: Drug and Alcohol Testing – Part 1 – Who is Responsible; Drug and Alcohol Testing – Part 2 – Understanding the Six Types of Tests; Drug and Alcohol Testing – Part 3 – What Drivers are Tested For; And Drug and Alcohol Testing – Part 4 – Results, Refusals, and Consequences;
- Plus, see related coverage from Land Line Magazine:
Jon Osburn is dealing with some old problems. However, he’s optimistic about good things happening this year. And that includes a possible fix for Hours of Service, detention time reform and more. Mark Reddig talks with the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker.
- See the full Spirit Schedule.
We have a new speaker of the House, changes on congressional committees and some important lawmakers with pretty specific agendas for the new year. Mark Reddig talks with Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.