Land Line Now, Oct. 5, 2020.
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An attempt to limit the use of personal conveyance has failed to gain traction at FMCSA. Also, is truck safety technology really effective?
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
A bill in Congress targets the FMCSA’s CSA program; Colorado steps up patrols on a mountain pass; and when is bread not bread? It’s today’s news in trucking.
II. Safety tech – does it really work?
Do automatic emergency braking systems work? How about forward collision warning technology? A recent study says yes, but an analysis of the study raises doubts. Also, Nevada has its road money in a lockbox, but some lawmakers there want to crack the lockbox open and road construction interests are fighting the plan. And we’ll have some tips on winter truck prep from the guys at TA Petro.
III. Land Line Magazine Preview
Say what you will about 2020, but there’s no shortage of news. The staff at Land Line Magazine is keeping up with all of it, and the October issue reflects that. Managing Editor Jami Jones stops by to discuss what’s inside, from hours of service to Jami’s take on the concept of time.
IV. Personal conveyance limitation stymied
An attempt to limit the use of personal conveyance has failed to gain traction at FMCSA. We’ll have an update on the whole issue – including efforts in Congress.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- OOIDA has an online resource to provide access to information needed to operate in the current coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 menu at the top of the page on the Land Line Media website.
- 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.
- Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at the TA truck stop in Lodi, Ohio, located at Exit 209 off Interstates 71 and 76. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here.
- You can read the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety study of automatic emergency braking systems and forward collision warning systems here.
- 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 or by calling 202-224-3121.