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Feds: Speak out on hours of service

September 21, 2018

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LLN (9/20/18) – The FMCSA wants to hear truckers speak out on hours of service in a number of upcoming listening sessions. Also, Michigan may make it expensive to bypass a weigh station. Meanwhile, Utah eyes a possible fuel tax for education. We’ll have information about upcoming truck shows. And the story behind California’s adoption of the ELD regulation.

0:00 – 10:10 – Newscast

10:10 – 24:40 – Maintenance intervals

24:40 – 39:20 – The hurricane and freight rates; fuel prices up

39:20 – 49:32 – Election preview; effect on trucking

Segment 1

Newscast

  • John C. Taylor of Cross Junction, Va., has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for 68 years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program. Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.

Segment 2

The FMCSA wants to hear from truckers in a number of upcoming listening sessions. Terry Scruton gets the latest on those plus a look at why the administration is asking manufacturers for information on ELDs with Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

Segment 3

Michigan may soon make it expensive to bypass a weigh station. Terry discusses that – plus a possible fuel tax for education – with our state legislative expert, Keith Goble. Also, the FMCSA will meet with truckers this Saturday in Reno, Nev. OOIDA has issued a Call to Action, and we’ll have the details. And Mary McKenna and Mark Reddig offer information about upcoming truck shows on the Land Line Now Industry Calendar.

Segment 4

As we reported earlier this week, California has adopted the ELD regulations into the state’s laws and regulations, opening the door for state enforcement. But as usual, there’s more to the story than just that. Mark Reddig gets the information you need from OOIDA Director of Safety and Security Operations Doug Morris.