Land Line Now, Oct. 13, 2021.
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Drug test facilities are the latest part of the trucking world affected by both supply chain issues and problems filling empty jobs.
I. Today’s news with Scott Thompson
White House announces moves aimed at clearing up supply chain bottlenecks. Vaccination rules for cross-border truckers comes into focus as U.S. prepares to open up its borders again. And delivering 314 packages would make for a busy day by itself, but what if they all went to one house?
II. New carriers flood IFTA, IRP
As more and more truckers file for their own authority, certain aspects of the system are feeling the effects – and even slowing down under the strain. And that includes IRP and IFTA. We’ll discuss some of the issues involved.
III. Freight and the Domino Economy
The last year-and-a-half has been full of surprises – most of them unpleasant. So many dominoes have fallen that Dean Croke at the folks at DAT have started calling our new reality the “Domino Economy.” He’ll explain which dominoes are likely to fall next.
IV. Drug test facilities run short on supplies, staff
Supply chain shortages have affected many aspects of overall society, and created problems specifically for truckers. Shortages of parts that require computer chips is a good example, affecting everything from diesel particulate filter sensors to CPAPs. Now, drug test facilities join the list.
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- A wildfire in Southern California is presenting problems on U.S. 101. For the latest traffic information in California, including closures, go to Caltran’s QuickMap.
- Starting Friday, Marty Ellis and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the J.D. ‘Doc’ Osburn TA in Boise, Idaho. That’s at Exit 54 off Interstate 84. Find upcoming Spirit stops here.
- See everything OOIDA’s Business Services Department has to offer here. And you can contact them at 816-229-5791.
- Get more information about the freight market. And you can find loads at OOIDA Members Edge.
- 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.
- 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.