Hours of service waivers extended again

May 27, 2021


Land Line Now, May 27, 2021.

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The FMCSA has extended the pandemic-related emergency waivers for hours of service and CDLs and delayed changes to the medical exam system.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The FMCSA extends its emergency declaration and medical waivers. Truckers have another opportunity to get vaccinated. And have you heard about the bird?

II. Hours of service waiver goes a little longer

The FMCSA has extended the pandemic-related emergency waivers for hours of service and CDLs and delayed some changes to the certified medical examiner system.

III. Two states wrangle with road funding

Colorado’s state Senate has give its OK to an effort to spend nearly $4 billion dollars on transportation, while Missouri’s effort to increase fuel taxes could face a challenge at the ballot box.

IV. Can technology solve everything?

Every now and again, safety advocates or federal regulators find some new technology for trucks that they think will solve everything. But few of them have solved much of anything. We’ll cover that – plus some warnings about ransomware attacks on businesses.

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