Land Line Now, March 3, 2020.
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Proposed changes to the hours of service rules are at the White House, one of the last steps before the public gets a look. Also, HVAC maintenance.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
OOIDA to represent truckers at safety summit; Growing concerns over Covid-19 coronavirus; Saying goodbye to a beloved institution – that also has tacos – it’s today’s news in trucking.
II. Keep that HVAC maintained
You have to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer – and that means having a well-maintained HVAC system in your truck.
III. Ohio training tax credit
A bill that will give motor carriers a tax credit for training new drivers has moved forward in Ohio; meanwhile, Missouri takes action to ensure autonomous trucks have drivers in them.
IV. Hours of service changes closer by the day
Proposed changes to the hours of service rules are at the White House, one of the last steps before the public gets a look.
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- OOIDA will host a members-only round table discussion at MATS on current issues. The event will be from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, March 26, in room C-104 of the Kentucky Expo Center.
- Also at MATS this year, OOIDA is offering giveaways. Get the details here.
- Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the Petro in Shreveport, La., Exit 8 on Interstate 20. Find the upcoming Spirit stops here.
- Find more on truck repair and maintenance from TA Petro online. If you have questions for Kevin and Jerry, email them at AskTATruckService@ta-petro.com
- 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.