CDL testing, pot, fuel tax and more

November 2, 2018


LLN (11/01/18) – The FMCSA wants information about CDL testing standards and driver fatigue. Also, comments on the DOT’s latest Automated Vehicles document. Washington state votes on a carbon fee and a fuel tax boost. A proposed Michigan pot legalization would benefit roads. And Missouri asks for a fuel tax increase and legalization of medicinal marijuana.

Segment 1


  • OOIDA has recognized Alton R. Hall Jr. of Ottawa, Kan., for 13 years of safe, accident-free driving. Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
  • Starting Friday, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the Petro truck stop in Kenly, N.C. That’s located at Exit 106 on Interstate 95. Stop in, say hi to Jon, and join OOIDA for a $10 discount. See the full Spirit Schedule.

Segment 2

The FMCSA issues a pair of new information requests dealing with CDL testing standards and driver fatigue. Plus, comments on the DOT’s latest Automated Vehicles document are due soon. Terry Scruton talks with Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

Segment 3

Washington state voters will soon decide on a carbon fee, and a 4-cent boost in the fuel tax. Terry covers that with our state legislative expert, Keith Goble. Also, Michigan proposes to legalize pot to benefit roads.

Segment 4

Missouri is asking for a fuel tax increase, and may soon legalize medicinal marijuana. Mark Reddig covers that with OOIDA Manager of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.