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What CBD oil and the legalization of marijuana mean to truck drivers

January 7, 2019

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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

Segment 1

Newscast

  • 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.

Segment 2

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.

Segment 3

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.

Segment 4

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.

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