Land Line Now, March 17, 2020.
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Rest areas are being closed by two states, just as truckers are trying to keep urgently needed supplies moving, depriving drivers of a place to rest.
I. Today’s news with Greg Grisolano
The president offers up rules for dealing with the coronavirus; Canada closes its borders – sort of; and there’s nothing that can’t be solved by a few whacks with a sword – it’s today’s news in trucking.
II. A ticket isn’t always a ticket …
You’d think that a ticket is a ticket when you’re hauling interstate freight. But things work differently depending on where you are, and some local procedures can lead to big problems if they’re not handled directly.
III. Putting the kibosh on ticket-for-revenue schemes
Several states are cracking down on ticket quotas, speed traps and other ways local governments use violations to fill their coffers.
IV. Rest areas closed in midst of crisis
Just as the nation turns to truckers to keep urgently needed supplies moving to where they are needed, two states have suddenly deprived many of them a place to rest. We’ll explain what’s happening, and what’s being done to fix it.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- OOIDA has set up an online resource to provide direct access to information needed to operate in the current coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 – Facts for Truckers on the OOIDA or Land Line Media websites.
- There’s been a truck parking breakthrough in Washington.
- Starting Thursday, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the Petro in Glendale, Ky., at Exit 86 on Interstate 65. Find the upcoming Spirit stops here.
- Find out more about CDL Legal on their website.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State
- View notices on the Bulletin Board.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.