LLN (9/10/19) – OOIDA takes a stand against congestion pricing. The Association says it will be the truckers who end up paying the price. Plus, OOIDA members step up in their home states to help with trucking legislation. And, a monumental task before Congress is to find the money for infrastructure. We’ll discuss the huge funding problem that lies ahead.
0:00-10:11 – Newscast
10:10-24:47 – Congress faces the task of paying for infrastructure
24:44-38:47 – OOIDA members make a difference on state trucking issues
38:42-48:29 – Congestion pricing will be a high price for truck drivers
- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to take a closer look at the problem of harassment and assaults among female and minority truck drivers, and it is planning a study.
- You can read the proposal and offer your input here. Comments are due Sept. 23.
- Read more here: FMCSA seeks info about crimes against female, minority truckers.
How will we pay for new infrastructure? Mark Reddig discusses this unresolved challenge with Greg Cohen, president, and CEO of the American Highway Users Alliance.
- You can read more about the infrastructure struggles from Land Line Magazine:
Mary McKenna and OOIDA’s Mike Matousek discuss various state issues where OOIDA members have played integral roles in passing or defeating legislation.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State page.
Congestion costs truckers time and money. Mary McKenna and Collin Long with OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office discuss congestion pricing proposals and why they’re particularly unfair to owner-operators and independent drivers.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.
- To call members of Congress, dial 202-224-3121.
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.
- Read more on congestion cost from Land Line Magazine: