Land Line Now, Sept. 28, 2021.
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A state survey allows truckers to speak out about parking, and to be specific about where the problem is, and what’s needed to solve it.
I. Today’s news with Scott Thompson
FMCSA opens up the new portal required for declaring COVID-19 emergency hours-of-service operations. Diesel prices hit a level not seen in nearly seven years. And step right up to get your free cup of Joe for National Coffee Day.
II. Parking survey lets truckers get specific
A survey in Washington state gives truckers a rare opportunity to not only offer opinions about the parking situation, but to be specific about where the problem is, and what’s needed to solve it. Also, we’ll discuss the upcoming Truck to Success seminar.
III. Fuel taxes and registration fees
Three states plan to increase their fuel tax on Oct. 1, while Pennsylvania lawmakers consider a change in state registration that could make it far easier to comply.
IV. Infrastructure bill battle in the House
Debate is about to start in the U.S. House on the bipartisan infrastructure bill – but controversy surrounding what the House will vote on when, and how much everything will cost, could spell trouble for progress.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- Starting Friday, Marty Ellis and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the Petro in Salina, Kan. That’s located at Exit 252 off Interstate 70. Find upcoming Spirit stops here.
- The Washington State Legislature is seeking feedback from the trucking industry on truck parking issues and strategies. You can complete the survey here through Oct. 3.
- The OOIDA Foundation Truck to Success seminar will be held in person at the Courtyard by Marriott in Blue Springs, Mo., and online via Zoom starting at 8 a.m. Central Time Oct. 26-28. You can register here.
- To read about state legislation, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News by State.
- View notices on the Bulletin Board.
- Be sure to check out the new Fighting for Truckers website. And remember, it’s never too late to contact your lawmakers. You can do that via the 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.