Land Line Now, Aug. 17, 2021.
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What do you do when your CSA report has bad information? You file a DataQ challenge. We’ll explain how to do that and when it’s appropriate.
I. Today’s news with Scott Thompson
A large carrier wants to sidestep driver trainee regulations. Fuel prices inch downward. And when bad penmanship doesn’t pay.
II. Fixing bad information on your CSA
What do you do when something shows up on your CSA report but you don’t think it should be there? You file a DataQ challenge. We’ll go through how you use that system and when it’s appropriate.
III. Alternative to bridge tolls offered
A Pennsylvania lawmaker has offered an alternative to the plan to toll bridges in the state. Meanwhile, another effort would allow local police departments to use radar to enforce speed limits.
IV. Tesla autopilot gets some federal attention
A federal agency is taking a long, hard look at Tesla’s autopilot system after nearly a dozen crashes in which it was a factor. The announcement comes after OOIDA warned the agency about the problem.
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- If you’re interested in the Truckers Final Mile’s American Heritage Memorial, or just want to make a donation, head to TruckersFinalMile.com.
- Marty Ellis and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the Dick Pingel TA truck stop in Madison, Wis. That’s at Exit 132 off Interstates 90 and 94. Stop in, say hi to Marty, and join OOIDA at a $10 discount. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here.
- Read more about the Tesla situation: Tesla Autopilot system the subject of NHTSA investigation.
- Learn more about the services offered by CDL Legal on their website or call them at 913-738-4836.
- To read about state legislation, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News by State.
- View notices on the Bulletin Board.
- Be sure to check out the new Fighting for Truckers website. And remember, it’s never too late to contact your lawmakers. You can do that via the website or by calling 202-224-3121.
- 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. If you have specific questions or want to report a problem facing truckers, either call OOIDA at 816-229-5791, or email Questions@ooida.com.