Big Rig Lending

Hours of service changes still not out

August 1, 2019

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LLN (8/1/19) –
Another predicted date for the release of changes to the hours of service has passed. Also, we’ll have updates on an automated vehicle rulemaking and a program allowing truckers to remove crashes that are not their fault from their records. Massachusetts’ governor wants to toughen the requirements to get a CDL in his state. We’ll have information about upcoming truck shows. And an OOIDA Board member updates us on the issues he discussed with a U.S. senator.

0:00-9:57 – Newscast

9:57 – 24:42 – Hours of service; automated vehicles; Crash Preventability Program

24:42 – 38:59 – Toughening CDL requirements; truck shows

38:59 – 48:53 – Trucker’s visit to D.C., Part II

Segment 1

Newscast

  • Registration is now open for the second edition of OOIDA’s three-day business class, Truck to Success. The class takes place Sept. 10-12 at the Courtyard by Marriott at Exit 21 off Interstate 70 in Blue Springs, Mo. The class is designed for truckers who are about to make the leap into becoming an owner-operator and for those who have been in the industry to cut costs and become more financially successful.
  • Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are taking some time off. We’ll let you know when they’re back on the road. In the meantime, you can still join OOIDA at a discount. Just call 816-229-5791, ask for membership and mention our show for a $10 dollar discount.

Segment 2

Another projected date for the reveal of proposed changes to the hours of service regulations has come and gone with no action. Terry Scruton talks about that plus autonomous vehicles and crash preventability with Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

Segment 3

The Massachusetts governor has introduced legislation to raise state standards for commercial driver’s licenses above the minimum requirements of federal law. Also in Massachusetts, two bills under review at the statehouse are intended to protect driver privacy and to permit local governments to pursue transportation funds at the ballot. Mark Reddig gets the details from Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble.

Segment 4

We spoke yesterday with OOIDA board member Monte Wiederhold about his visit with two members of the U.S. House about efforts to raise truckers’ insurance costs and require speed limiters. Today, he’s at the U.S. Senate. Mark Reddig gets an update from Monte and Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

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