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Feds announce grants for roads

December 14, 2018

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LLN (12/13/18) – Feds announce grants for roads and other infrastructure in 49 of the 50 states. Also, more states may turn to tolls to pay for highways. Wisconsin changes in rules for highway funding. We’ll have another of our trucking Christmas carols. And we’ll have an update on UCR – the Unified Carrier Registration System.

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Newscast

  • Time is running out to share your thoughts with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s plan to start its under-21 military driver pilot program. You have less than two weeks – until Dec. 28 to file your comments on the FMCSA’s final plan. Please note: The notice in the Federal Register is mislabeled Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications: Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders.

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The U.S. DOT recently announced the most recent round of BUILD grants – formerly known as the Tiger Grants. And projects in 49 of the 50 states will share the money. Terry Scruton gets an update from Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

  • View OOIDA’s complete guide to Regulatory Issues.
  • If you have questions you would like answered you can call our Listener Comment Line at 800-324-6856.

Segment 3

Earlier, we updated you on several states that may turn to tolls to pay for highways. Terry Scruton will cover several more states on that path – plus a change in rules for highway funding in Wisconsin – with our state legislative expert, Keith Goble. Also, we’ll have another of our trucking Christmas carols, inspired by longtime industry writer Bill Hudgins. And Mary McKenna and Mark Reddig offer up some important notices from the Land Line Now Community Bulletin Board.

Segment 4

The board that runs UCR – the Unified Carrier Registration System – is meeting this week in our nation’s capital. And there to represent truckers is Monte Wiederhold, a member of OOIDA’s Board of Directors. Mark Reddig discusses what happened and why it’s important with Monte today.

 

 

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