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Protests jump-start transparency issue

May 21, 2020

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Land Line Now, May 21, 2020.

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Truckers have been in our nation’s capital, protesting low rates and demanding action on broker transparency. So as things wind down, what are the results?

Truckers protest lack of broker transparency
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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

OOIDA asks Congress to make a loan program helpful to small-business truckers; the Mackinac Bridge authority urges patience this weekend; and bringing new meaning to curbside service – it’s today’s news in trucking.


II. Broker transparency topic of OOIDA request

 

OOIDA has formally requested that FMCSA act to ensure brokers follow the law on sharing information with truckers. Also, remote compliance reviews and opposition to an hours of service exemption request.


III. New York truck parking fines

Some New York lawmakers want to increase fines for illegal truck parking in New York City, while an increase in weight enforcement is proposed for an urban expressway.


IV. Protests offer broker transparency issue some help

For several weeks, truckers have been in our nation’s capital and other cities, protesting low rates and demanding action on broker transparency. So as things apparently wind down, what are the results?


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