Land Line Now, Jan. 6, 2020.
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A California law significantly redefines who is an independent contractor. The concept is not a new one – and now it’s spreading.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
Whether it’s a big crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, a deal on tolls or a new EPA standard for truck emissions, our newscast brings you up to date.
II. Independent contractor laws are spreading
Most people in trucking are aware of California’s attempt to significantly redefine who can be an independent contractor. Now, that concept is spreading – and in some places, it’s been there for some time.
III. Physical damage: not required, but a good idea
A lot of people think physical damage insurance is required for your truck. It’s not, but it’s good to have. We’ll have information about why you may want it, where you may want to get it and more.
IV. Making your voice heard
The legislative process sounded simple when it was explained to us in school. But the real thing is far more complex. However, it’s important to understand so you can influence that process on issues that are important to you.
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- The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a new Cleaner Trucks Initiative and a new website dedicated to that initiative.
- Minnesota officials want feedback on a plan to bring improvements to the state’s commercial truck weight enforcement facilities. Comments are due Jan. 24.
- Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
- Starting Jan. 13, Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the TA in Santa Nella, Calif. That’s at Exit 407 on Interstate 5. Stop in and join OOIDA for a $10 discount.
- See what OOIDA’s Business Services Department offers here.
- Find out more information about OOIDA’s Truck Insurance
- View notices on the Bulletin Board.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.