Land Line Now, Sept. 25, 2020
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Leasing on with a motor carrier can make your life a little less complicated, but only if you follow the right steps. Also, the highway bill is on the move.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
The comment period is now open on a proposed worker classification rule; the FMCSA gives its “Denied” stamp a workout; and bridge inspectors in Mississippi find more than what they were looking for.
II. Leasing on with motor carrier
Leasing on with a motor carrier can make your life a little less complicated, but only if you follow the right steps. What you need to keep in mind when making the switch.
III. Shows must go on
Stories from both the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the special, livestreaming GBATS event in Joplin, Missouri.
IV. Highway bill; broker transparency
The highway bill gets one step closer to the president’s desk, plus the latest on the FMCSA listening session on broker transparency.
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- OOIDA has an online resource to provide access to information needed to operate in the current coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 menu at the top of the page on the Land Line Media website.
- It’s helpful for our members to keep us apprised of conditions on the roads and any problems they encounter. If you have situations to report call OOIDA at 816-229-5791 or email Questions@OOIDA.com.
- Comments open on the Department of Labor worker classification rule. You can read the proposal and submit comments here. Comments are due Oct. 26.
- See what else OOIDA’s Business Services Department offers here. Or you can call Business Services at 816-229-5791.
- Tune in tonight for a special live streaming version of GBATS which will take place on YouTube and the 4 State Trucks Facebook page.
- Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at 4 State Trucks in Joplin, Mo., at Exit 4 off Interstate 44. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon has free face masks as well as pneumonia and shingles vaccine vouchers.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website or by calling 202-224-3121.