Land Line Now, Oct. 13, 2020.
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The recent changes to the hours of service have confused many in trucking, and the split sleeper berth provision is no exception.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
OOIDA says the FMCSA has the authority to regulate brokers; time is running out for you to take part in the FMCSA’s driver panel; and please stop calling the police; the sunfish is fine – it’s today’s news in trucking.
II. Hours of service: Sleeper berth changes explained
The recent changes to the hours of service have confused many in trucking, and the split sleeper berth provision is no exception. We’ll get some clarity from CVSA.
III. Massachusetts eyes the right to repair
Voters in Massachusetts will decide soon whether you can continue to use independent repair shops there, while Georgia voters will go to the polls on a local transportation tax.
IV. Which Senate races really matter?
No one needs to tell you that this election is important. But in terms of the U.S. Senate, which races could have the most impact on your life? We’ll have some answers.
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- 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.
- The deadline to make your voice heard on the Oregon DOT’s plan to add tolls to I-205 is Oct. 16. You can find more information and take the survey here.
- FMCSA is accepting applications for a commercial motor vehicle driver panel. Drivers wanting to apply should email their applications to MCSACdriver@dot.gov by Oct. 16.
- Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
- Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at the TA truck stop in Willington, Conn., located at Exit 71 off Interstate 84. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon Osburn is also giving away free protective masks.
- If you have questions about the recent hours-of-service changes and the split sleeper berth provision you can call CVSA’s Kerri Wirachowsky at 301-830-6153.
- And don’t forget the OOIDA Foundation has released some informative online videos to help with HOS changes:
- 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.