LLN (7/3/18) – The summer heat can wreak havoc on your tires; we’ll have advice on proper care. Also today: new state laws affecting truckers are taking effect across the nation this week; a challenge to a fuel tax increase in Oklahoma; and the FMCSA turns down OOIDA’s petition for a small business ELD exemption.
0:00 – 10:10 – Newscast
10:10 – 24:52 – Hot weather tire advice
24:52 – 39:44– New state laws; Oklahoma fuel tax
39:44 – 49:55 – OOIDA ELD exemption petition turned down
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is making it easier to request an extension if your ELD goes haywire. Under the electronic logging device mandate, the FMCSA specifies you can use paper logs for up to eight days while you’re having some issues with your device and after that you need to request an extension. To request an extension, send a message via email to ELD-Extension@dot.gov.
Hot summer weather is upon us, and those record temperatures can wreak havoc on your tires. But there are things you can do to take proper care of them and make sure you get the most out of your investment. Terry Scruton gets some tips from Joey Stain, field engineer with Michelin Truck Tires. For more information, click here: https://www.michelintruck.com/.
New state laws affecting truckers are taking effect across the nation this week. Terry Scruton covers that – plus a challenge to a fuel tax increase in Oklahoma – with our state legislative experts, Mike Matousek and Keith Goble. To read about other state legislation, go to the OOIDA State Legislative Guide.
The FMCSA has turned down OOIDA’s petition requesting an ELD exemption for small business truckers. Mark Reddig finds out how this will affect you, and what’s next, from Nile Elam of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office. They also discussed several legislative efforts to offer relief from the ELD mandate and to fix the Hours of Service regulations:
- R. 5948, the Small Carrier Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2018would completely exempt businesses that operate 10 or fewer trucks from the requirements of the ELD mandate.
- R. 5417 – the REST Actwould eliminate the 30-minute break and allow truckers the option of taking up to 3 hours off duty, stopping the 14-hour clock.
You can call your member of the House of Representatives about both bills at 202-224-3121, or write a letter using the website www.FightingForTruckers.com.