Land Line Now, May 19, 2021.
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Compliance officers in Maine have asked some truck drivers who are still on paper logbooks to hand over their GPS for confirmation.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
House Republicans unveil their highway bill proposal. The I-40 Bridge could be closed for months. And you want fries with that gator?
II. GPS main point of inspection contention
We’ll explore why compliance officers in Maine are asking to see the GPS units of drivers who still run on paper logs. And a truck driver is alive today thanks to a former NFL player who sprang into action after a train collided with the driver’s semi. Retired defensive end Brandon Bair explains why he thinks a higher power was in charge that day.
III. Orange barrels – how do they affect the bottom line?
It’s the least favorite season of many truck drivers – construction season. We’ll report on how that could affect your bottom line.
IV. Trying for a compromise on infrastructure
As the two political parties try to work out differences over an infrastructure bill, where do things stand? Are we closer to an agreement, or as far off as ever?
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- The Arkansas DOT has a webpage for the latest information on the I-40 bridge over the Mississippi River. You can find the page here.
- Get the details on vaccine clinics and locations here.
- Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
- Marty Ellis and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the Denis Litalien TA in Greenland N.H. That’s at Exits 3 and 3B off Interstate 95. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here.
- Get more information about the freight market. And you can find loads at OOIDA Members Edge.
- 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.