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.
- 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.
- You can find out more here: OOIDA expects strong Shift Into Success class turnout at GATS.
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.
- Visit the DAT website.
- Or you can call them at 800-547-5417.
- Be sure to check out their blog.
- Chat with them on Twitter.
- And find out more on the OOIDA Members Edge website.
- You can call OOIDA Members Edge at 866-487-8253.
- And you can read DAT Solutions: Shippers feel little urgency as van freight volume falls 3% from Land Line Magazine.
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.
- You can read the entire Call to Action at the Fighting For Truckers website.
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.
- Here is this week’s price report by Land Line Magazine: Average U.S. diesel fuel price drops another 2 cents.
- Find Daily Fuel Prices by ProMiles.
- To see how to compute your own fuel surcharge use OOIDA’s online Fuel Surcharge Calculator.
- To download OOIDA’s fuel surcharge app for Android smartphones, click here.
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.
- Read more from Land Line Magazine, Pennsylvania bills offer toll relief for port-bound trucks, limit toll roads.
- You can also read, New Jersey law billed to improve Transportation Trust Fund efficiency.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State
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.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.
- To call members of Congress, dial 202-224-3121.
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.
- Read Land Line Magazine’s latest story on HOS here, OOIDA Calls HOS plan ‘a big step in the right direction’.