LLN (10/22/19) – Years ago, a drug called Chantix was introduced as a way to help people quit smoking cigarettes. So how well does it work? We’ll take a look. Also, a new law in Louisiana would allow the state to suspend the registration of carriers ordered out of service. And what issues in trucking deserve attention? Which industry issues are the most urgent? We’ll discuss the topics for this week’s OOIDA Board of Directors meeting.
0:00-10:10 – Newscast.
10:10-24:14 – How effective is Chantix?
24:14-38:43 – Louisiana to suspend out-of-service carriers.
38:43-48:22 – Topics at OOIDA Board meeting.
- Fall is prime season for the invasive insect called the spotted lanternfly to lay eggs, and officials are urging truckers who haul in the northeastern U.S. to check their rigs for any egg mass. Failing to follow required procedures could cost you a big fine.
- For information, you can call OOIDA’s Business Services Department at 816-229-5791.
- You can also find information at OOIDA’s Online Education website.
- Take the required course – Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training for Business – through the PennState Extension.
- If you have questions about the permitting process, email the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
- If you are outside of the quarantine area, report any sightings to the Pennsylvania State University Extension here or call 888-4-BADFLY (888-422-3359).
- Read more from Land Line Magazine: Spotted lanternfly quarantine: egg-laying season begins in September.
- The infamous “can opener” bridge in Durham, N.C., will soon put its can-opening days behind it. You can view videos of trucks hitting the structure from the bridge’s website.
- 11 is the start of the 2019 Truckers for Troops campaign. That week, you can join OOIDA for a discount and 10% of your membership will send care packages to troops overseas and help returning veterans, with OOIDA matching those donations.
- Read more here: Annual Truckers for Troops telethon begins Veterans Day.
One of the hardest things a person can ever do is try to quit smoking cigarettes. Years ago, a drug called Chantix was introduced as a way to help. So how well does it work? Mark Reddig talks with Dr. John McElligott of the St. Christopher Fund.
- Find out more about Occupational Health Systems.
- You can find out more about the St. Christopher Fund.
- See what other medical solutions Dr. John offers.
- If you have questions about medical certification you can call OOIDA’s Compliance Department at 816-229-5791.
A new law in Louisiana would allow the state to suspend the registration of carriers ordered out of service. Mary McKenna covers that and several other legislative actions in the state with our state legislative experts, Mike Matousek and Keith Goble.
- Read more from Land Line Magazine: Louisiana law opens door to HOV lanes.
- You can also read: Louisiana laws address multiple truck issues.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State
Mark Reddig and Mary McKenna bring us important notices from the Land Line Now Community Bulletin Board.
- View notices on the Bulletin Board.
The OOIDA Board of Directors is meeting this week, discussing the most important issues in trucking, and deciding what course of action the Association will pursue. Mark Reddig gets a look at some of the issues they’re likely to discuss from OOIDA Manager of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.