LLN (10/10/19) – Ray Martinez will leave FMCSA in two and a half weeks. We’ll have information about what’s happening and why it matters. Also, the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee met for the first time in 14 months last week, and hours of service topped the agenda. And an effort to add $400 million to road funding in Michigan has been stymied, while the new, higher fuel tax takes effect in Arkansas.
0:00-10:10 – Newscast – Martinez to leave FMCSA.
10:10-24:14 – Advisory committee and hours of service.
24:14-38:43 – Michigan road funding; Arkansas fuel tax; bulletin board.
38:43-48:22 – Martinez to leave FMCSA – more information and analysis.
- Truckers are urged to make comments on the FMCSA’s proposed changes to the hours-of-service regulations. The deadline has been extended to Oct. 21.
- You can make your comment at the federal Regulations website.
- Read more from Land Line:
- Truckers have another chance to give input on hours of service.
- Nearly 1,000 comments submitted on hours of service.
- OOIDA calls HOS plan ‘a big step in the right direction.’
- FMCSA encourages feedback on hours-of-service plan.
- Data review shows short-haul change won’t decrease safety, FMCSA says.
- Change to adverse driving provision would extend trucker’s driving window.
- OOIDA will be at the California Trucking Show on Oct. 12-13 at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, Calif. That’s at Exit 55 off Interstate 10. Stop in, say hi to the folks from the home office, and join OOIDA at a $10 discount.
The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee met for the first time in 14 months last week and with the deadline for comments fast approaching, hours of service topped the agenda. Terry Scruton talks with OOIDA President and CEO Todd Spencer and OOIDA Manager of Federal Affairs Jay Grimes.
- View OOIDA’s complete guide to Regulatory Issues.
- If you have questions you would like answered you can call our Listener Comment Line at 800-324-6856.
- Read more from Land Line Magazine: OOIDA’s Spencer: Maybe the regulations aren’t working.
An effort to add $400 million to road funding in Michigan has been stymied by the governor. Mary McKenna covers that – plus the new, higher fuel tax in Arkansas – with OOIDA state legislative experts Mike Matousek and Keith Goble.
- Read more from Land Line Magazine: Michigan governor swats down $400 million roads deal.
- You can also read New Arkansas fuel tax rates go into effect Oct. 1.
- 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.
Ray Martinez will leave his job as FMCSA administrator at the end of the month. Mary McKenna and Mark Reddig will get some information about what’s happening, and why it matters to you, from Collin Long and Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.