Crash not your fault? Then lose it

October 7, 2019

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LLN (10/7/19) –
The FMCSA wants to make permanent a program that – in specific situations – lets you remove a crash that is not your fault from your record – and OOIDA says that’s a good idea. Also, a Washington think tank offers ways to fix how federal transportation money is distributed to the states. Many types of trucking operations have special insurance needs – such as car haulers. And how did broker-carrier agreements get to be such a problem for truckers?

0:00-10:10 – Newscast.

10:10-24:14 – How federal money is distributed to the states.

24:14-38:43 – Car hauler insurance needs; broker-carrier agreements.

38:43-48:22 – Making crash preventability program permanent.

Segment 1

Newscast

  • The Wyoming Department of Transportation says it is closing the Teton Pass on State Highway 22 to eastbound trailer traffic earlier than usual this year. Read more here: Eastbound trailer traffic on Teton Pass to close one month early.
  • OOIDA will be at the California Trucking Show on Oct. 12-13 at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, Calif. That’s at Exit 55 off Interstate 10. Stop in, say hi to the folks from the home office, and join OOIDA at a $10 discount.
  • Albert Elkins of West, Texas, has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for 28 years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.

Segment 2

A Washington think tank offers ways to fix how federal transportation money is distributed to the states. Mary McKenna speaks with Jeff Davis with the Eno Center for Transportation on suggestions the center has for Congress.

Segment 3

Many types of trucking operations have special insurance needs – and sometimes requirements. Mary McKenna discusses the needs of car hauling operations with Stacey Sanders and Trina McIntyre.

  • Find out more information about OOIDA’s Truck Insurance
  • You can also call the insurance department directly at 800-715-9369.
  • If you have a question about truck insurance you’d like answered on the air, you can call the Land Line Now Listener Comment Line at 800-324-6856.

How did broker-carrier agreements get to be such a problem for truckers? Mark Reddig out from Tom Crowley of OOIDA’s Business Assistance Department.

Segment 4

The FMCSA wants to make permanent a program that lets you remove some crashes that are not your fault from your record. And OOIDA says that’s a good idea. Mark Reddig discusses that and more with OOIDA’s Manager of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.

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