LLN (6/3/19) – How can ensure that you’re working with a good broker? We’ll have some advice. Also, the move to automated vehicles is being pushed at high speed, but some in that industry are ready to put on the brakes. Meanwhile, besides a claim, there are a variety of reasons why your insurance rates can increase. And a spending bill in Congress would change rules on meal and rest breaks, CSA and the 30-minute break.
0:00-9:57 – Newscast
9:57-24:42 – Slowing down on automated vehicles
24:42-39:40 – Insurance increases; Finding that good broker
39:40-49:24 – Truck policy in spending bill
- A pilot program to permit 18 to 20 year olds who possess the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license to operate large trucks in interstate commerce was launched today by the U.S Department of Transportation. Applications are now being accepted to allow a limited number of Veterans and Reservists to transition from the military into a career in trucking. The pilot program is set to run for three years.
- Dave E. Peterson of Blaine, Minn., has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for 15 years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program. Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program. For more on our latest batch of safe drivers, click here: OOIDA recognizes drivers for safe driving records.
- Starting Tuesday, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the Coffee Cup Fuel Stop in Steele, N.D. That’s at Exit 200 on I-94. Stop in, say hi to Jon and Sassi, and join OOIDA for a $10 discount.
- See the full Spirit Schedule.
- Read more about Jon’s latest adventures: The Spirit heads to Steele, N.D., to rest up after Wheel Jam.
The competition to be first in the field of fully-autonomous driving keeps speeding up. But some in the industry are ready to put on the brakes. Mary McKenna reports.
- To watch OOIDA President and CEO Todd Spencer, who in March participated in a DOT panel on automation, click here.
- You can read more here: OOIDA’s Spencer: America isn’t ready for autonomous trucking.
Besides a claim, there are a variety of reasons why your insurance rates can increase. Mary McKenna gets a list from Trina McIntyre and Stacey Sanders of OOIDA’s Truck Insurance Department.
- Find out more information about OOIDA’s Truck Insurance.
- You can also call the insurance department directly at 800-715-9369.
- If you have a question about truck insurance you’d like answered on the air, you can call the Land Line Now Listener Comment Line at 800-324-6856.
How do you ensure that you can ensure that you’re working with a good broker? Mark Reddig gets some advice from Adam Kleinschmidt of OOIDA’s Business Services Department.
- To look up a broker on the SAFER system, click here.
- Be sure to check out OOIDA Compliance Connection online.
- You can find out more about what OOIDA’s Business Assistance department does, here.
- And you can contact them at 816-229-5791.
A spending bill making its way through Congress would change a number of policies that affect you every day, including meal and rest breaks, CSA and the 30-minute break. Now, OOIDA has let Congress know what truckers need to happen. Mark Reddig talks with the Association’s Manager of Government Affairs, Mike Matousek.
- Read more about the bill here: THUD appropriations bill has several trucking provisions.
- Read OOIDA’s letter to House appropriators.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that at FightingForTruckers.com.
- To call members of Congress, dial 202-224-3121.
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.