Detention time not a simple fix

October 24, 2019


LLN (10/24/19) – Detention Time: OOIDA’s Board of Directors discuss ways to develop legislation that will both decrease detention time while ensuring driver compensation. We have details behind the new audit of the FMSCA. Plus, find out what other groups think about the proposed changes in the hours of service. Possible reform is on the way for the New York and New Jersey Port Authority. Some California lawmakers are trying to keep the focus on roads. And, find out what’s happening industry-wide with this week’s bulletin board.

0:00-10:10 – Newscast.

10:10-24:14 – Hear details on a new audit of the FMCSA and what industry groups think about proposed changes in the HOS

24:14-38:43 – Reform for N.Y. and New Jersey port authority is in the works. And California lawmakers want fuel tax spent on roads.

38:43-48:23 – OOIDA Board: detention time not an easy fix

Segment 1


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Segment 2

We’ve heard what OOIDA thinks about the proposed hours-of-service changes, but what are other groups saying? Terry Scruton discusses that plus a look at a new audit of the FMCSA launched this week with Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

Segment 3

Reform at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is once again a topic of legislation at the New Jersey statehouse. And one California state legislator would like to make it more difficult for the San Diego Association of Governments to divert taxpayer funds away from roads. Mary McKenna fids out more from OOIDA’s Mike Matousek and Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble.

Terry Scruton and Mary McKenna bring us important notices from the Land Line Now Community Bulletin Board.

Segment 4

With FMCSA looking for more info from drivers and carriers about detention time, and representatives on Capitol Hill considering developing legislation on the issue, the OOIDA Board of Directors had a long discussion today about the complexities of crafting federal policies that decrease detention time and ensure driver compensation while detained. Mary McKenna talks with OOIDA Board Member Monte Wiederhold, who says it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.