Feds move to get trucks COVID-19 shot

March 4, 2021


Land Line Now, March 4, 2021.

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A federal agency indicates that a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine may soon roll out to truckers via truck stops, something OOIDA pushed for.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The former Transportation Secretary is accused of misusing her office. The nominee for Deputy Transportation Secretary says we need to address truck driver retention. And a different kind of border bust.

II. OOIDA speaks out on underrides, classification

OOIDA has spoken out on behalf of truckers on adding the ICC bumper to annual inspections and a rule to clarify who is and is not an independent contractor, while Congress moves toward confirming a top DOT nominee.

III. North Dakota moves closer to road trains

North Dakota lawmakers are slowly but surely moving toward allowing longer, heavier trucks reminiscent of Australian road trains onto state roads. Meanwhile, Michigan lawmakers are assembling an effort to give local governments more control of road repair priorities – and more money to fix them.

IV. COVID-19 vaccine for truckers in the works

A federal agency is indicating that a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine may soon roll out to truckers via truck stops, while Canada struggles to roll out its ELD rule.

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