Countdown to new hours of service

March 5, 2020


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.

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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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