Pandemic messes with truckers’ deadlines

December 21, 2020


Land Line Now, Dec. 21, 2020

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The pandemic has messed just about everything up, including filing your IRP vehicle registration. Plus, UCR and MCS-150 deadlines.


I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The FMCSA extends more waivers for truck drivers; the DOT may not be ready to handle autonomous vehicles; and a taste of Venice…in the Philippines?

II. The pandemic, IRP, UCR and more

The pandemic has messed just about everything up, and that includes the process for filing your IRP vehicle registration. We’ll explain the changes and offer the latest on UCR and MCS-150 deadlines.

III. Some good news

The December/January issue of Land Line Magazine is chock-full of news and information, and a lot of it is uplifting. We’ll have a preview.

IV. Towing update on three states

For years, OOIDA has been steadily working to eliminate the worst abuses by the bad players in the towing industry. We’ll offer an update on three states.

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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • See what services OOIDA’s Permits and Licensing Department has to offer. Or you can call Business Services at 816-229-5791.
  • If you’re a trucker not receiving Land Line Magazine and you’d like to, you can sign up here. It’s free!
  • It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website or by calling 202-224-3121.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • The OOIDA Foundation is offering a series of free, online classes about the cost of operations and recent changes to the hours of service. You can find it on the OOIDA Business Education page on YouTube.
  • Truckers can receive vouchers for free flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccinations. Email the St. Christopher Fund at or call 865-544-8145.