LLN (8/8/19) – The FMCSA raises fines for several offenses. Also, a new report clears the EPA of wrongdoing in testing glider kits. Later this month, FMCSA will be at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Three states change laws to ease rules for truck platooning, while a push is underway to enforce rules for truck passengers. Louisiana gets a shot in the arm for state infrastructure, and a new Oklahoma law would end trains blocking traffic. We have information about upcoming truck shows. And a program that allows you to have some accidents that are not your fault removed from your CSA scores is likely to be extended.
0:00-10:10 – Newscast.
10:10-24:59 – FMCSA raises fines; EPA cleared in glider tests; FMCSA at GATS.
24:59 -39:14 – Truck platoons; Louisiana road funds; Oklahoma trains.
39:14-49:07 – Truck passenger rules; Crash Preventability Program.
- The OOIDA Foundation has EPA grants to pay for 25% of the cost for an auxiliary power unit. Drivers need to have a model year 1996 through 2006 truck, and be based in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa or Nebraska. OOIDA membership is not required, but OOIDA members can get discounts on EPA-approved units.
- Go to OOIDAFoundation.org for details.
- And learn more here: OOIDA Foundation secures regional grant to offset cost of APU for truckers.
- TA & Petro is seeking nominations for its annual Citizen Driver Award. The award honors truckers for a lifetime of safety, community involvement and service to others. Nominations for next year’s awards are open through Aug. 31. You can find more information and submit a nomination online.
A new report clears the EPA of any wrongdoing in its testing of glider kits. Terry Scruton talks about that – plus fine increases from the FMCSA and a look at what’s happening at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas – with Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.
- You can find more information about GATS 2019 and register for the show online.
- 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.
- Read related coverage from Land Line Magazine:
Three additional states are changing laws to accommodate truck platooning. Meanwhile, Louisiana gets a much-needed shot in the arm for state infrastructure, and a new law takes effect in Oklahoma to put an end to trains blocking traffic. Mary McKenna talks with our state legislative expert Keith Goble.
- Read more from Land Line Magazine: Three states make rule changes to accommodate truck platoons.
- You can also read, Louisiana governor signs $700 million roads bill.
- And find more here: Oklahoma takes action to deter trains blocking traffic.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State
A push is underway to enforce rules for truck passengers. Plus, a program that allows you to have some accidents that are not your fault removed from your CSA scores is likely to be extended. Mark Reddig covers both with OOIDA Director of Safety and Security Operations Doug Morris.
- Learn more about the FMCSA’s crash preventability determination program: FMCSA wants to make crash preventability determination program permanent.
- Find out more about submitting comments on the program: Comment now on Crash Preventability Program.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.
- To call members of Congress, dial 202-224-3121.
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.