Land Line Now, Oct. 5, 2021.
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Congress has another month to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill, but it is now anchored to the stalled $3.5 trillion reconciliation.
I. Today’s news with Scott Thompson
Supreme Court takes a brief look at four cases involving trucking industry. Diesel prices continue to surge. And the squirrel who found an inconvenient place to store 42 gallons of walnuts for the winter.
II. Electric vehicles and your tires
The future is coming up fast, whether we’re ready for it or not. Electric vehicles are starting to enter the market – and that is going to have an effect on how we select tires. The question is, just what kind of effect can we expect? And what about performance?
III. States take action on tickets cameras
New York is ready to allow ticket cameras, while Illinois and Florida are moving to limit their use. Meanwhile, Massachusetts will ask voters whether they want the state to join a regional “climate pact” that could add 10 cents to fuel taxes.
IV. Infrastructure bill linked to stalled bill
The last highway bill is now extended, giving Congress another month to figure out how to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill. And unfortunately, passage of that measure is now linked to the $3.5 trillion dollar budget reconciliation bill stalled in Congress.
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- To nominate someone for the Goodyear Highway Hero Award, go to the Goodyear website.
- Starting Friday, Marty Ellis and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the Petro in Laramie, Wyo. That’s at Exit 310 off Interstate 80. Find upcoming Spirit stops here.
- For questions about commercial vehicle tires, you can go to the Michelin Commercial Truck Tire website.
- To read about state legislation, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News by State.
- View notices on the Bulletin Board.
- Be sure to check out the new Fighting for Truckers website. And remember, it’s never too late to contact your lawmakers. You can do that via the website or by calling 202-224-3121.
- 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.