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Making it easier to get your DOT physical at the VA

June 15, 2018

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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

Segment 1

Newscast

Segment 2

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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Segment 3

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. 

Segment 4

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.