Land Line Now, May 19, 2020.
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Earlier today, OOIDA has formally requested that FMCSA enforce the broker transparency requirements. Also, the finale of 2005 Johnston-Voltmann debate.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
OOIDA petitions DOT and FMCSA for action against bad brokers; another trucking company files for bankruptcy; and I don’t think that’s what they mean by using your melon – it’s today’s news in trucking.
II. Broker transparency – Part III of the Johnston-Voltmann debate
We continue the replay of the 2005 debate between then-OOIDA President Jim Johnston and Bob Voltmann, president of the TIA, a group that represents brokers, as part of our celebration of Land Line Now’s 15th year on the air.
III. OOIDA to FMCSA: Enforce broker transparency now
The final part of the 2005 Johnston-Voltmann debate. Also, an OOIDA petition to FMCSA formally asks for action to compel brokers to follow existing federal transparency requirements.
IV. Three states tackle ticket quotas
New Jersey, Oklahoma and Tennessee are all pushing to eliminate ticket quotas. Meanwhile, New Jersey also is considering restrictions on ticket cameras.
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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 logo on the OOIDA or Land Line Media websites.
- It’s helpful for our members to keep us apprised of conditions on the roads and any problems they encounter. If you have situations to report call OOIDA at 816-229-5791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The FMCSA has set up a dedicated web page for updates on when and where it is distributing masks to truck drivers.
- Starting Thursday, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the Petro truck stop in Joplin, Mo. That’s at Exit 4 on Interstate 44. Find the upcoming Spirit stops here.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State