Land Line Now, Oct. 28, 2020.
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Some truckers who have filed a required form have discovered that FMCSA never acted on it – which could expose them to a big fine or worse.
I. Today’s news with Scott Thompson
Another hurricane strikes down South while civil unrest hits Philadelphia; a trucker who helped end an Amber Alert says he’s no hero; and was your coconut milk made by monkeys? It’s today’s news in trucking.
II. Avoiding a fine and keeping your authority
Some truckers who have filed a required form have discovered that FMCSA never acted on it – which could expose them to fines or worse. We’ll explain what you need to do. Also, every year, a group of truckers help the neediest families in the industry during the holiday season – and that group needs you to step up and help them carry out that mission.
III. Freight market cooling off
There are growing signs that the spot market is cooling off as rates for all equipment types plateau.
IV. OOIDA cites flaws in employee vs. contractor plan
The U.S. Labor Department is trying to clarify who is an employee and who is an independent contractor. But OOIDA says their plan doesn’t account for how things work in trucking.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- OOIDA has an online resource to provide access to information needed to operate in the 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.
- Starting Thursday, Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the Petro in Raphine, Va., located at Exit 205 off Interstates 81 and 64. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon Osburn is also giving away free protective masks.
- You can find out more about the Truckers Christmas Group online. And if you have an item to donate to their store email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- See what services OOIDA’s Permits and Licensing department offers here or call them at 816-229-5791.
- Get more information about the freight market. And you can find loads at OOIDA Members Edge.
- OOIDA submitted formal comments to the Department of Labor on Monday, Oct. 26.
- You have until Nov. 18 to submit commentson OOIDA’s broker transparency proposal.
- 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.
- For more about the broker listening session, click here: Truckers, brokers express views during FMCSA’s broker listening session.
- Read more about the hazmat extension: TSA extends hazmat renewal waiver through 2020.