Land Line Now, June 30, 2020.
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A last-ditch effort to remove an insurance increase from the House version of the highway bill has fallen short. Now, trucking advocates are looking ahead.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
Navistar settles air quality violations in California; USMCA goes into effect tomorrow; and sometimes you just really need a drink – it’s today’s news in trucking.
II. Summer heat and your tires
Summer is here, and so is the heat. It’s a tire’s worst enemy, but there are things you can do to help protect them.
III. Protecting independent contractors
A new rule in Iowa means that owner-operators will keep their status as independent contractors in that state. Meanwhile, Massachusetts closes in on a transportation funding deal.
IV. Insurance increase moves ahead
A last-ditch effort to remove an insurance increase from the House version of the highway bill has fallen short. Now, trucking advocates are looking at what’s next.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- OOIDA has set up an online resource to provide direct access to information needed to operate in the current coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 – Facts for Truckers logo on the OOIDA or Land Line Media websites.
- It’s helpful for our members to keep us apprised of conditions on the roads and any problems they encounter. If you have situations to report call OOIDA at 816-229-5791 or email Questions@OOIDA.com.
- Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
- Starting July 7, Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the Steen Gronlund Petro in Laramie, Wyo. That’s at Exit 310 on Interstate 80. Find the upcoming stops for The Spirit here.
- For questions about commercial vehicle tires, you can go to the Michelin Commercial Truck Tire website.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State
- 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 or by calling 202-224-3121.