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Drivers’ personal information at risk

June 19, 2019

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LLN (6/19/19) –
A new IRS form could potentially put drivers’ personal information at risk. Also, the market takes back gains seen during Roadcheck, but produce season is ON. Meanwhile, oil prices turn higher, but the price of diesel is still heading lower. Mary has our weekly update. And members of Congress get an education on trucking issues.

0:00-9:57 – Newscast

9:57-24:42 – IRS form could put drivers’ personal information at risk

24:42-39:40 – Roadcheck rates are gone; oil up, but diesel down

39:40-49:24 – Congress gets an education

Segment 1

Newscast

  • Nominations are now open for the 2019 Women in Trucking Influential Women in Trucking Award. The deadline is Aug. 1. You can make nominations online here.
  • An invasive insect called the Spotted Lanternfly is causing havoc for agriculture in the northeastern U.S. A quarantine has been established, and truckers could face fines for not following required procedures.
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Ray Martinez told a congressional committee today that the Hours of Service rule is in the final stages, but declined to give specifics as to when we might finally get a look at it. Read more here: HOS rule should be coming in ‘short order,’ FMCSA leader says.
  • Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the Jubitz Travel Center in Portland, Ore. That’s at Exit 307 on Interstate 5. Stop in, say hi to Jon and Sassi, and join OOIDA for a $10 discount. See the full Spirit Schedule.

Segment 2

The IRS is cooking up a new form that could seriously complicate life for company drivers – and potentially expose some of their private information to their employers. Mark Reddig talks with Shasta May of MBA Tax and Bookkeeping Service to get some tips.

Segment 3

The market takes back the gains seen during Roadcheck. And produce season is on with big volume increases coming out of Texas and California. Mary McKenna talks with Peggy Dorf of DAT, a company that provides market information for owner operators, carriers, brokers and shippers.

Oil prices turn higher with a larger than expected draw on supply. Meanwhile the price of diesel is still heading lower for the fourth week in a row. Mary McKenna offers a detailed update on the price of diesel fuel and crude oil, including a break down by region and analysis.

 Segment 4

OOIDA has a new staff member in its Washington, D.C., office; members of Congress are getting an education on trucking issues; and we’re still waiting for the Hours of Service changes. Mark Reddig gets an update from OOIDA Manager of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.

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