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Hours-of-service reform is a go

February 27, 2019

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LLN (2/26/19) – The FMCSA’s Ray Martinez said publicly that the agency is moving forward with hours-of-service reform. Also, a Louisiana carrier has turned a truck into a tribute to fallen police officers. Meanwhile, OOIDA asks Missouri lawmakers to curb outrageous towing bills. Uber Freight is giving truckers the chance to rate shippers. And FMCSA wants your comments on an hours-of service exemption request.


0:00-9:41 – Newscast

9:41-24:25 – Tribute truck; Uber Freight ratings

24:25-39:22 – Mo. Towing reform; HOS exemption request

39:22-49:08 – FMCSA moving on hours-of service reform

Segment 1

Newscast

  • Paccar is recalling certain 2018 and 2019 model year Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks with automated manual transmissions. An internal component in the clutch assembly may fail, resulting in unintended vehicle movement.
  • OOIDA’s TRACER system has issued an alert on a stolen truck. The black 2012 Volvo VN VNL has “Red Bird Carriers” written on the sides, along with a picture of a red bird with a yellow beak. The truck was last seen on W. 1st in Roselle, N.J. A $500 reward is offered for information leading to its recovery.
    • Find more information on the Volvo.
    • See more TRACER alerts.
    • Call 202-246-2698 if you have information.
  • A pair of efforts underway in both chambers at the Florida statehouse would ban the state, as well as counties and municipalities, from using red-light cameras. Read more: States pursue or approve red-light, speed camera rule changes.

Segment 2

A Louisiana carrier has turned a truck into a tribute to fallen police officers. Terry Scruton talks with Cully Frisard, president of Frisard Companies. Also, Uber Freight is giving truckers the chance to rate shippers. Terry talks with Uber’s Kate Kaufman and Xinfeng Le.

Segment 3

OOIDA has asked Missouri lawmakers to curb outrageous towing bills. Mary McKenna talks with our state legislative expert, Mike Matousek. Also, FMCSA wants your comments on an hours of service exemption request. Mary and Mark Reddig have that and other important notices from our bulletin board.

Segment 4

The FMCSA’s Ray Martinez said publicly that the agency is moving forward with hours-of-service reform. Mark Reddig talks with Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

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