Land Line Now, March 5, 2020.
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The hours of service reform that’s been in the works for several years is creeping toward the finish line. Also, offering facts and advice on coronavirus.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
Amazon reaches out to drivers on coronavirus fears; Bike Week begins next week in Daytona, no parking at Love’s; and maybe she was making herself a seatbelt – it’s today’s news in trucking.
II. Hours of service changes ever closer
The hours of service reform that’s been in the works for several years is very close to the finish line. Also, the FMCSA schedules a Truck Safety Summit; the DOT opens a new online “portal” where you can read regulatory guidance; and a study looks at crimes against female and minority truckers.
III. Lane rules may change
Several states are considering new rules for what traffic can use what lanes on our nation’s highways. And while many proposals are about all traffic, some target trucks. Also, information about upcoming truck shows.
IV. Getting through the coronavirus scare
As people hear the latest news on the coronavirus, it’s causing some to overreact. We’ll offer the facts and advise some basic precautions. Also, a number of overweight fines in Indiana have cost some truckers a bundle of money – sometimes years after the fact.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- OOIDA is urging truckers to speak out on underride guards.
- At MATS this year, OOIDA is offering giveaways. Get the details here.
- Starting Friday, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the TA in Tallulah, La., Exit 171 on Interstate 20. Find the upcoming Spirit stops here.
- View OOIDA’s complete guide to Regulatory Issues.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State
- View notices on the Bulletin Board.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.