How to pay for highways

December 5, 2018


LLN (12/4/18) – Senators are taking a look at how to pay for highways moving forward. Plus, a Nevada effort would allow registration and licenses on a smartphone. An effort in Pennsylvania would end a fee for truckers. And the Senate takes action on automated vehicles.

0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast

10:11 – 24:55 – How to pay for highways

24:55 – 39:51 – Nevada smartphone license; ending a fee in Pa.

39:51 – 49:39 – Senate action on automated vehicles

Segment 1


  • Did a carrier, shipper, receiver or broker coerce you to violate the regulations? First, document the coercive act. Then either call 888-DOT-SAFT or file a complaint online to the National Consumer Complaint Database.
  • Mary McKenna reports that winter truck load increases have started on unrestricted highways in the north-central frost zone. That means vehicles can operate up to 10 percent over the standard legal limit. Frost zones can be found on the Minnesota DOT load limits map.

Segment 2

Senators are taking a look at how we’re going to pay for roads and bridges moving forward. Mary McKenna has the story.

Segment 3

A Nevada effort would allow proof of registration and driver’s licenses on a smartphone. Plus, a Pennsylvania bill would end a fee for truckers. Terry Scruton talks with state expert Keith Goble. Also: some important notices from the Land Line Now Bulletin Board.

Segment 4

Federal regulators have been busy working on new rules to accommodate automated vehicles. And now members of the U.S. Senate are getting involved. Mark Reddig gets an update from Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.