Land Line Now, July 28, 2020.
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The story of two truckers put out of service over cargo securement holds a lot of lessons for other drivers. Also, Massachusetts eyes bonds to fund roads.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
New travel restrictions are coming to Massachusetts, diesel drops for the second week in a row and I’ll take “Things people shouldn’t need to be reminded of” for $100, Alex.
II. Cargo securement and out-of-service orders
A lot of things can put a trucker or their truck out of service. And among those reasons is improper cargo securement. We’ll discuss two truckers who faced cargo securement problems.
III. Massachusetts wrestles with road funding
Massachusetts lawmakers are closing in on a deal to use bonds to fund transportation.
IV. OOIDA, others to Senate: Don’t raise insurance
Dozens of organizations – led by OOIDA – have asked Senate leaders to oppose increasing truckers’ requirements.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- OOIDA has set up an online resource to provide direct access to information needed to operate in the current coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 – Facts for Truckers logo on the OOIDA or Land Line Media websites.
- 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.
- Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at the TA in Bloomington, Ill., located at Exit 160 off Interstates 55 and 74. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon also has face masks if you’re in need.
- You can read the cargo securement rules here.
- See what OOIDA’s Business Services Department offers here. You can contact them at 816-229-5791.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State
- View notices on the Bulletin Board.
- Read the coalition letter opposing minimum insurance requirements.
- 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.