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Hours-of-service changes in five days

September 24, 2020

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Land Line Now, Sept. 24, 2020.

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Next week, changes to the hours of service go into effect. We’ll offer some details, plus an update on another possible stimulus bill.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

A new bill looks to regulate autonomous vehicles; California takes aim at gas powered cars and trucks; and the mystery of the truck driving elephant – it’s today’s news in trucking.


II. More time to renew CDLs

The FMCSA is giving more time for truckers to renew their CDLs and medical certifications because of the pandemic. Plus, a second attempt at a driver training exemption and an effort to clarify who is or is not an independent contractor.


III. Pennsylvania no-insurance penalties

Pennsylvania may relax the penalties for driving a personal vehicle without insurance – and may adopt a federal weight exemption for electric battery-powered large vehicles.


IV. Hours of service – the clock is ticking

Next week, changes to the hours-of-service regulations will go into effect. We’ll explain how that will happen, and offer an update on another possible stimulus bill.


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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • OOIDA has an online resource to provide access to information needed to operate in the current 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.
  • Friday night a special live streaming version of GBATS will take place on the 4 State Trucks Facebook and Youtube.
  • OOIDA web conferencing Truck to Success course is scheduled for Oct. 26-28.
  • Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at 4 State Trucks in Joplin, Mo., located at Exit 4 off Interstate 44. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon has free face masks as well as pneumonia and shingles vaccine vouchers.
  • You can find OOIDA’s complete guide to Regulatory Issues here.
  • 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.