Land Line Now, March 11, 2021.
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At a recent forum, vehicle automation received a lot of play among federal officials, who see a shift in that direction as inevitable.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
The Department of Labor wants to withdraw its worker classification rule. A major storm is headed for the Rocky Mountains. And a different kind of driver’s seat.
II. Feds on automation: Not ‘if,’ just ‘when’ and ‘how’
Vehicle automation received a lot of play among federal officials, who see a shift in that direction as inevitable. We’ll have that, along with several other regulatory updates.
III. States eye changes in left lane use
Who can use the left lane, and under what circumstances? It may seem obvious, but lawmakers in nine states may change those rules – and most are focused on moving slower traffic more forcefully to the right.
IV. The real cause of wrecks involving trucks
Earlier this week at a research forum, FMCSA offered up statistics on the causes of fatal wrecks involving trucks. However, what they presented may not be completely accurate to the true causes of those wrecks.
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- Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
- Starting Friday, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the Petro in Hammond, La. That’s at Exit 40 off Interstate 12. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon also is giving away free protective masks.
- You can find the AV Workforce report here. And read more about it from Land Line Magazine here.
- Read about state legislation, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State.
- View notices on the Bulletin Board.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website or by calling 202-224-3121.
- If you’ve been hauling COVID-19 vaccines across the country in recent weeks, we want to hear from you for a story we’re working on. Just send an email to LandLineNow@OOIDA.com and we’ll get back to you.
- 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.
- It’s helpful for our members to keep us apprised of conditions on the roads and any problems they encounter. If you have situations to report call OOIDA at 816-229-5791 or email Questions@OOIDA.com.