The National Transportation Safety Board has long called for speed limiters on trucks. But in a recent statement, the agency called for a different approach.
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The National Transportation Safety Board has long called for speed limiters on trucks. But in a recent statement, the agency called for a different approach. Also, Dr. Phil Koopman of Carnegie Mellon University has studied autonomous vehicles since the 1990s. We’ll discuss the progress made since then and what the future could look like. And in another Land Line Media roundtable discussion, we look at speed limiters: We’ve been down this road before, and Jami Jones and Mark Schremmer of Land Line Magazine have some thoughts about how this might play out.
Catch up on the news with Scott Thompson
A new report suggests that the move to zero-emission truck won’t have the desired effect. As International Roadcheck approaches, history shows us that many truckers may be considering parking for three days. And the transportation department headquarters is getting a new name.
Autonomous vehicles: soon or far off?
Dr. Phil Koopman of Carnegie Mellon University has studied autonomous vehicles since the 1990s. We’ll discuss the progress made since then and what the future could look like for autonomous vehicles on America’s highways.
Speed limiters: We’ve been here before
We convene another Land Line Media roundtable to talk about the FMCSA’s newest proposal to mandate speed limiters. We’ve been down this road before, and Jami Jones and Mark Schremmer of Land Line Magazine have some thoughts about how this might play out.
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- You’ve got a few more days to apply to become a member of FMCSA’s Truck Leasing Task Force. The deadline is Friday. Go to FMCSA.dot.gov/tltf.
- Truck drivers and the general public have through June 3 to submit comments on the proposed speed limiter rule. Go to FightingForTruckers.com.
- The American Transportation Research Institute is asking owner-operators and carriers to take part in its annual Operational Costs of Trucking survey. Responses are due May 13.
- Women in Trucking is accepting nominations for Top Companies for Women to Work for in Transportation program. The deadline to submit a nomination is May 14.
- Marty Ellis and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at the Kwik Trip in Brooklyn, Iowa. That’s at Exit 201 off Interstate 80. Find upcoming Spirit stops here.
- Remember, it’s never too late to contact your lawmakers. You can do that via the Fighting for Truckers website or by calling 202-224-3121.
- Find out how to listen to Land Line Now on TNC Radio.
- You can donate to the Truckers for Troops fund all year.
- OOIDA has an online resource to provide access to information needed to operate in the coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 menu at the top of the page on the Land Line Media website.
- Truckers can still make donations to OOIDA Truckers for Troops through the OOIDA website.
- OOIDA is seeking the names and addresses of military personnel serving overseas so we can send them care packages through Truckers for Troops. Call that information in to Nikki Johnson at 816-229-5791, or e-mail it to email@example.com.
- OOIDA is soliciting personal letters or hand-made cards from children to be included in the Association’s care packages. Mail them to us at OOIDA Truckers for Troops, PO Box 1000, Grain Valley, MO, 64029, c/o Norita Taylor.