LLN (6/14/18) – The FMCSA is making it easier to get your DOT physical at the VA. We’ll have that, plus: an OSHA meeting on whistleblower protections; Maryland cities getting more road work money; electronic tolling coming to New Hampshire; upcoming truck shows; OOIDA fighting an effort to cut truckers’ meal and rest break pay; and a bill to end the tax on new truck sales.
0:00 – 9:56 – Newscast
9:56 – 24:45 – Easing getting a DOT physical for veterans
24:45 – 39:36 – Road money filters down to locals
39:36 – 49:47 – Battling the Denham Amendment
A new rule from the FMCSA is about to make it easier for VA doctors to become Certified Medical Examiners. Plus, OSHA holds a meeting to discuss whistleblower protections. Terry Scruton finds out about these developments and more from Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.
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Maryland cities should get more money for road work soon. Terry Scruton discusses that – plus electronic tolling coming to New Hampshire – with our state legislative expert, Keith Goble. To read about legislation in a particular state, visit the OOIDA Legislative page.
OOIDA has been fighting in the U.S. Senate against an effort to stop states from requiring meal and rest breaks to be paid for truckers. Mark Reddig covers that, plus a bill that would end the tax on new truck sales, with Nile Elam of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.