How to comment on the hours of service

August 15, 2019


LLN ((8/15/19) –
The proposed changes have been published, so OOIDA is asking every truckers to comment on the hours of service. Plus, we’ll have advice on how you can do that. Also, the majority of top lanes paid less last week for freight. Diesel prices continue to move lower. Pennsylvania lawmakers want to offer port-bound trucks relief from tolls. A New Jersey effort aims to make their Transportation Trust Fund more efficient. We also will have information about upcoming truck shows.

0:00-10:10 – Newscast.

10:10-24:59 – Freight lanes play less; diesel prices lower; OOIDA Call to Action.

24:59 -39:14 – Pennsylvania toll relief; New Jersey road funds; truck shows.

39:14-49:04 – How to comment on the hours of service.

Segment 1


  • The FMCSA has announced a pair of listening sessions on proposed changes to the hours of service rules. The first will take place Aug. 23 at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. A second will take place in September in Washington, D.C. Information is expected to publish in the Federal Register next week.
  • Police in Berlin, Conn., got an assist from some helpful neighborhood kids who provided their own drawings of a suspect who fled into the woods after a motorcycle crash. You can see the drawings here.
  • OOIDA is kicking off a new educational series titled “Shift Into Success” at the 2019 Great American Truck Show in Dallas. The first class, covering the cost of operations, takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 22 in room C147 at the convention center. It’s free, and you don’t have to be an OOIDA member. For more information, call the OOIDA Foundation at 816-229-5791.

Segment 2

The majority of top lanes paid less last week. Mary McKenna talks with Peggy Dorf of DAT, a company that provides market information for owner operators, carriers, brokers and shippers.

OOIDA has issued a Call to Action on the FMCSA’s hours of service notice of proposed rulemaking. Now is the time to speak out and make your voice heard. We’ll have the details.

Diesel prices continue to move lower, dropping for the fifth week in a row. Mary McKenna offers a detailed update on the price of diesel fuel and crude oil, including a break down by region and analysis.

Segment 3

Tolls are the topic of multiple bills under review at the Pennsylvania statehouse. And a new law in New Jersey is intended to improve the efficiency and costs of Transportation Trust Fund projects. Mary McKenna gets the details from Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble.

Segment 4

So how do you comment on the hours of service proposal? Mark Reddig discusses several ways you can do that – including a listening session at an upcoming truck show – with OOIDA Director of Safety and Security Operations Doug Morris and Jami Jones, managing editor of Land Line Magazine.