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Martinez: I want to hear from you

August 30, 2019

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LLN (8/30/19) – In an exclusive interview with Land Line Now, FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez urges truckers to speak out and offer feedback on the proposed changes to the hours of service. Also, FMCSA is required to investigate the impact of proposed hours of service changes on the trucking industry – and when they did, they discovered good news.  We’ll have information about the obesity problem, why it’s important, and some potential solutions. The senator behind an effort to require speed limiters is stepping down. And the date is set for the next hours of service listening session.

0:00-10:10 – Newscast.

10:10-24:59 – FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez.

24:59 -39:14 – Hours of service cost-benefit analysis; obesity and your health.

39:14-49:05 – Senator stepping down; Next hours of service listening session.

Segment 1

Newscast

  • OOIDA has honored Scott G.B. Sargent of Holmen, Wis., for 18 years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.

Segment 2

Ray Martinez is getting used to listening to truckers – and acting on what he hears. Mark Reddig had an exclusive interview with the administrator of the FMCSA right after he attended a listening session on proposed hours of service changes – and he is ready to hear more on the topic from truckers.

Segment 3

As part of the process leading up to hours of service changes, the FMCSA is required to investigate the impact of the proposal on the trucking industry. Mark Reddig discusses its analysis with Andrew King of the OOIDA Foundation.

In the long-running debate over truck safety, a few things get overlooked – and among them is driver health. Mark Reddig covers the problem, why it’s important and some potential solutions with Linda Finch of OOIDA’s Business Services Department.

Segment 4

The U.S. Senator behind an effort to require speed limiters in trucks is stepping down. Mark Reddig and OOIDA’s Jay Grimes cover that. Plus the next hours of service listening session will be 1-3 p.m. EST Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the DOT headquarters in Washington, D.C.