Land Line Now, Jan. 27, 2020.
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Some truckers are questioning whether letters they’ve received are from FMCSA or a scam. We’ll explain how you can do what the letters offer for free.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
A state eyes a higher fuel tax; a toll authority that overshares; and is it a mystery solved or just a smudge on the lens? It’s today’s news.
II. FMCSA or a scam? Letters seek your money
Some truckers have received letters that appear to be from FMCSA – but which are actually a sales pitch to get those truckers to pay for something they could do themselves for free. Also, what is the first thing you do when you’re pulled over? We’ll have some advice.
III. Line One Layovers
What do you do when you’re stuck someplace waiting out a 34-hour restart. Land Line Magazine recently offered some suggestions.
IV. How will we pay for highways?
This week, the committee that controls how we pay for things at the federal level will sit down to discuss how to pay for an infrastructure bill – we’ll go over their main alternatives and how they might affect you.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
- Starting Wednesday, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the TA in Tonopah, Ariz., at Exit 103 on Interstate 10. Find the upcoming Spirit stops here.
- OOIDA and the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau are warning truckers about a scam.
- You can find out more about what OOIDA’s Business Assistance department does here.
- If you have an idea for a layover story send it to Letters@landlinemag.com.
- If you’re a trucker not receiving the magazine and you’d like to you can sign up here. It’s free!
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.