Land Line Now, Sept. 22, 2021.
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FMCSA nominee Meera Joshi is taking a step toward Senate confirmation as administrator for the agency. We’ll explain what she had to say.
I. Today’s news with Scott Thompson
The nominee for FMCSA administration fields wide range of questions at confirmation hearing. The bipartisan infrastructure deal faces another hurdle due to infighting among Democrats. And a trio of companies team up to bring autonomous truck deliveries to the Lone Star State.
II. IFTA, IRP, UCR and more
For any motor carrier, some things are simply not options. That includes an alphabet soup of terms – IFTA, IRP, UCR and HUT. So what are they, how do they work, and what do you need to do to comply so you can stay on the road?
III. Pandemic driver disruptions
There’s no dispute that the driver pool has been disrupted since the pandemic began. We’ll offer some perspective on the spot market side of things – and break down the latest numbers and trends in the van, reefer and flatbed markets.
IV. FMCSA nominee takes on big trucking issues
FMCSA nominee Meera Joshi is taking the next step toward an official Senate stamp of approval as the administrator for the agency. We’ll explain what she had to say on some top issues during a hearing today.
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- Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
- Starting Thursday, Marty Ellis and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the Guilty by Association Truck Show. That takes place at 4 State Trucks at Exit 4 off interstate 44 in Joplin, Mo. Find upcoming Spirit stops here.
- See everything OOIDA’s Business Services Department has to offer here. And you can contact them at 816-229-5791.
- Get more information about the freight market. And you can find loads at OOIDA Members Edge.
- Be sure to check out the new Fighting for Truckers website. And remember, it’s never too late to contact your lawmakers. You can do that via the website or by calling 202-224-3121.
- 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.