Washington state lawmakers are trying to help truckers with parking, including keeping state-owned and -operated rest areas open there.
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I. Today’s news with Scott Thompson
The U.S. DOT plan to reduce the spike in traffic fatalities has one noteworthy omission. OOIDA defends the recent hours-of-service changes in a federal appeals court brief. And running a marathon is impressive enough – but how about running one when the temperature is 63 degrees below zero?
II. Under 21 program takes another step
The White House Office of Management and Budget has given an initial OK for collecting information for the FMCSA’s apprenticeship pilot program for under-21-year-old drivers.
III. Parking push in Washington state
Washington state Lawmakers are trying to help truckers with parking, including keeping state-owned and -operated rest areas open; meanwhile, several states may require truckers to remove snow and ice from atop their vehicles.
IV. New DOT safety strategy
Earlier today, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced his department’s new Comprehensive National Roadway Safety Strategy. We’ll have the details.
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- Applications are still being accepted for this year’s OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship. You can apply through the OOIDA website. The deadline to postmark all required materials is Feb. 1.
- Starting Saturday, Marty Ellis and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the TA in Edinburg, Texas. That’s at Exit FM 2812 off Highway 281. Find upcoming Spirit stops here.
- You can find FMCSA’s notices and rulemakings.
- To read about state legislation, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News by State.
- View the most recent notices on the Bulletin Board.
- You can find upcoming truck shows and events here.
- Be sure to check out the Fighting for Truckers website. Remember, it’s never too late to contact your lawmakers. You can do that via the website or by calling 202-224-3121.
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- You can donate to the Truckers for Troops fund all year long.
- 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.