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OOIDA opposes underride guard effort

March 11, 2019

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LLN (3/8/19) – OOIDA is opposing efforts to require underride guards. Also, it’s been a tough winter, and supplies to fight snow an ice on highways have been strained. Meanwhile, Wendy Parker says sometimes, extra isn’t better. People with older electronic logging systems soon face a required update. And Jon Osburn wants the snowy weather gone well before MATS.


0:00-9:26 – Newscast

9:26-24:13 – Winter supplies strained

24:13-39:07 – Extra isn’t always better; ELD update; weather and MATS

39:07-48:54 – OOIDA opposes underride guard bill

Segment 1

Newscast

  • A Washington State Senate committee this week gave the green light to $450 million dollars for replacing the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River. Read our earlier coverage: FHWA gives greenlight to Oregon DOT for I-5, I-205 toll plans.
  • The FMCSA has launched a new webpage for its CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Though the clearinghouse itself doesn’t go into effect until January 2020, the website now has fact sheets, an implementation timeline, frequently asked questions and more. You can find it online at https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/.
  • The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development is teaming up with the Great Basin College to offer tuition-free CDL classes. The Elko Daily Free Press reports that the program has 16 seats available. The next classes start April 8, with another after that on May 20. For more information you can call the school’s continuing education office at (775) 753-2231 or (775) 753-2202.
  • At 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, OOIDA will conduct a town hall meeting at the Mid America Trucking Show for members of the Association. The session is designed to gather member input on some current issues. If you are not a member and want to take part, you can join at the door. You can also call the office at (816) 229-5791 anytime and sign up for membership. That takes place in room C104 of the Kentucky Expo Center.

Segment 2

It’s been a tough winter, and supplies to fight snow an ice on highways have been strained. Mary McKenna talks with Doug McGee of the Wyoming DOT and Jim Barta of the Hutchinson Salt Company in Hutchinson, Kan.

Segment 3

Who hasn’t heard an ad that contains the line, “But wait! There’s more!” But sometimes, extra isn’t really better. Wendy Parker offers a few thoughts.

Also, people with older electronic logging systems soon face a required update. Mark Reddig chats with Linda Finch of OOIDA’s Business Services Department.

  • You can find out more about what OOIDA’s Business Assistance department does, here.
  • And you can contact them at 816-229-5791.

And the snowy weather just won’t end, but Jon Osburn wants it gone well before MATS. Mark talks with the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker.

Segment 4

OOIDA is opposing efforts to require underride guards. Mark Reddig talks with Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

 

 

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