OOIDA says no to road train plan

October 8, 2020


Land Line Now, Oct. 8, 2020.

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A North Dakota state lawmaker wants to allow road trains – trucks with three trailers – on the state’s highways. And OOIDA opposes the plan.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The FMCSA issues an emergency declaration ahead of Hurricane Delta; OODIA tells North Dakota “no way” on longer truck combinations; and a new meaning to the phrase “rock the vote” – it’s today’s news in trucking.

II. FMCSA issues emergency declaration for hurricane

The FMCSA has issued an emergency declaration to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Delta on the Gulf Coast. Also, an attempt to sharpen the definition of agricultural commodities and a proposed expansion of the Under-21 military pilot program.

III. Nevada lockbox under threat

The Nevada Constitution mandates that any license fee, registration fee, or excise tax on gas or diesel be used solely for the construction, maintenance and repair of public highways. Now that might change.

IV. Road trains draw opposition

A North Dakota state lawmaker wants to allow road trains – trucks pulling three trailers – onto the state’s highways. And OOIDA has stepped up to oppose the plan.

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