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Effort to get hemp charges dropped

May 20, 2019

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LLN (5/20/19) – An effort is underway to get charges dropped against three truck drivers who were hauling industrial hemp through Idaho. Also, the betterment clause means insurance companies fix trucks up to their condition before an accident. Meanwhile, California seems to have a policy that essentially restricts trucks to the right lane. A bill to reform non-consensual towing looks likely to pass in Missouri. And we’ll cover some recent meetings OOIDA had in our nation’s capital.


0:00-9:57 – Newscast

9:57-24:43 – Idaho hemp case update

24:43-39:38 – Betterment clauses; California right-lane restriction

39:38-49:22 – Missouri towing reform; auto transporters

Segment 1

Newscast

  • The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association is launching a new series aimed at helping truck drivers kick their careers into high gear. Read more here: OOIDA to launch Shift Into Success business series at GATS.
  • If a carrier, shipper, receiver or broker coerces you to violate the regulations, document the coercive act, then either call 888-DOT-SAFT, 888-368-7238 or file a complaint online to the National Consumer Complaint Database.
  • A reminder that you can use paper logs for up to eight days while you’re having issues with your device. But after that, you need to request an extension. To request an extension, send a message via email to ELD-Extension@dot.gov.
  • Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the Petro in Florence, S.C. That’s located at Exit 127 off Interstates 35 and 40 East, and Exit 154 on I-40 West. Stop in and join OOIDA for a $10 discount. See the full Spirit schedule.

Segment 2

An effort is underway to get charges dropped against three truck drivers who were hauling industrial hemp through Idaho. Mary McKenna will have an update on the story today.

Segment 3

The betterment clause means insurance companies fix trucks up to their condition before an accident. Mary McKenna talks with Trina McIntyre and Stacy Sanders of OOIDA’s Truck Insurance Department.

  • Find out more information about OOIDA’s Truck Insurance.
  • You can also call the insurance department directly at 800-715-9369.
  • If you have a question about truck insurance you’d like answered on the air, you can call the Land Line Now Listener Comment Line at 800-324-6856.

California seems to have a policy that essentially restricts trucks to the right lane. Mark Reddig finds out what’s going on from Jill Thorne of OOIDA’s Business Services Department.

Segment 4

A bill to reform non-consensual towing looks likely to pass in Missouri. Mark Reddig discusses that – and some recent meetings OOIDA had in our nation’s capital – with OOIDA Manager of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.

 

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