Land Line Now, Jan. 28, 2021.
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A bill covering concealed carry reciprocity gains public attention. Also, infrastructure is a concern in a new domestic terrorism bulletin.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
Wet, winter weather continues to pound California. A Senate committee advances Biden’s nomination for Transportation Secretary. And get paid for napping on the job.
II. Transportation nominee moves forward
The nominee for transportation secretary moves ahead. The battle over broker transparency continues. And the Department of Labor pulls back an opinion on worker classification that could affect many truckers.
III. Bigger trucks still on state radar
North Dakota and Indiana are flirting with allowing larger, heavier truckers onto their roads. Meanwhile, while several states tackles transportation funding.
IV. Concealed carry reciprocity – will it happen this year?
A bill covering concealed carry reciprocity gains public attention, while infrastructure is among the items of concern in a new federal domestic terrorism bulletin.
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- The U.S. DOT’s Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan is open for comments. You can read the plan and submit comments here. The comment period has been extended to April 1.
- 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 TA in Tonopah, Ariz. That’s at Exit 103 off Interstate 10. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon is also giving away free protective masks.
- Read more about OOIDA’s comments on broker transparency here.
- The Department of Labor rescinds worker classification opinion letter. Read more here.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State.
- OOIDA recently sent the Indiana State Legislature a letter in opposition to SB40 and HB1190. Both of these bills are intended to allow heavier trucks on Indiana roadways. Contact your lawmakers today to share your thoughts.
- View notices on the Bulletin Board.
- If you see unusual activity that may be a prelude to a domestic or foreign terrorist attack, call 800-225-5324.
- If you’ve been hauling COVID-19 vaccines across the country in recent weeks, we want to hear from you for a story we’re working on. Just send an email to LandLineNow@OOIDA.com and we’ll get back to you.
- 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.