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How to avoid that hefty fine

October 28, 2020

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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.

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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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