Land Line Now, May 14, 2020.
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The FMCSA has announced its final version of hours-of-service changes. We’ll have the details and examine if they give truckers the flexibility they need.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
The FMCSA announced its final rule for changes to the hours of service today; environmental groups weigh in on pollution standards for trailers; and a truck stop does another good deed for truckers – it’s today’s news in trucking.
II. Hours-of-service changes: the details
The FMCSA has announced its final version of changes to the hours-of-service regulations. We’ll have the details.
III. Massachusetts eyes tough CDL standards
Massachusetts officials are considering tougher requirements to get a CDL in that state, while an effort to change the way New Jersey sets speed limits is underway.
IV. Hours-of-service changes: Do they go far enough?
Now that we have the actual changes to the hours-of-service in hand, we can ask the question: “Did they go far enough? Will they give truckers the flexibility they need?” And what does it say about how the FMCSA is operating now as opposed to in the past?
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- OOIDA has set up an online resource to provide direct access to information needed to operate in the current coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 – Facts for Truckers logo on the OOIDA or Land Line Media websites.
- 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 email@example.com.
- The FMCSA has set up a dedicated web page for updates on when and where it is distributing masks to truck drivers.
- North Dakota DOT is offering prioritized services by appointment only. You can find more information online.
- Starting Saturday, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the Ingrid R. Brown Petro in Oklahoma City, Okla. That’s at Exit 127 on I-40E and I-35, and Exit 154 on I-40W. Find the upcoming Spirit stops here.
- View OOIDA’s complete guide to Regulatory Issues.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State
- View notices on the Bulletin Board.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website or by calling 202-224-3121.