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Parking, restroom bills pass in Washington state

March 17, 2022

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Washington state lawmakers have OK’d money to keep the state’s rest areas open, preserving vital parking, and they passed a bill to ensure that truckers who work at the state’s ports have access to restrooms there.


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Washington state lawmakers have OK’d money to keep the state’s rest areas open, and they passed a bill to ensure that truckers who work at the state’s ports have access to restrooms there. Also, the White House has announced an initiative to improve data flow in the supply chain. But how will that work? Meanwhile, the president’s Trucking Action Plan hits the 90-day market – we’ll fill you in on where it stands. And the sales pitch for the infrastructure bill was that it would finally begin the process of rehabilitating America’s crumbling infrastructure. And much of the money was targeted to one particular part of that infrastructure.


Catch up on the news with Ashley Blackford

FMCSA announces the launch of the Women of Trucking Advisory Board. A Florida truck driver is arrested after his co-driver’s body was found in a ditch last week. And fire crews battle a blaze at a Walmart distribution center in Indianapolis.


Moving information to better move freight

The White House has announced an initiative to improve data flow in the supply chain. But how will that work? Meanwhile, the president’s trucking action plan hits the 90-day market – we’ll fill you in on where it stands.


Fixing America’s bridges

The sales pitch for the infrastructure bill was that it would finally begin the process of rehabilitating America’s crumbling infrastructure. And much of the money was targeted to one particular part of that infrastructure.


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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • To report suspected use of dyed fuel in Montana you can call the Department of Transportation at 888-383-5529 or email MDTfueltax@mt.gov.
  • FMCSA is putting together an advisory board to benefit women in the industry. You can get details and apply for a board position here.
  • Starting Friday, Marty Ellis and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the Candy Bass TA in Nashville, Tenn. That’s at Exit 48 off Interstate 24. Find upcoming Spirit stops here.
  • To read about state legislation, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News by State.
  • 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.
  • Find out how to listen to Land Line Now on TNC Radio.
  • You can donate to the Truckers for Troops fund all year.
  • 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.
  • As we lead up to our 50th anniversary, OOIDA is looking to document some of our members, why they are part of the organization, and why it’s important to them. Stop by the main OOIDA booth at the Mid America Trucking Show and let someone there know you’d like to make a testimonial. That’s at the center of the back of the North Wing.
  • OOIDA will offer a town hall meeting at Mid America at 1 p.m. the Friday of the show, March 25th, in room C108 to discuss current issues in the trucking industry. All truckers are welcome.