Land Line Now, Jan. 28, 2020.
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Pulled over? At some point, it will happen to every trucker, but what you do then can make a huge difference in what results from the situation.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
A senator that wants Navistar back; a hearing is set on truck-only tolls in Connecticut; and help for states with severe flood damage – it’s today in trucking news.
II. How to avoid trouble when pulled over
At some point, every trucker will be pulled over on the side of the road. What you do at that point can make a huge difference in how the situation goes and what results from it.
III. OOIDA: Missouri fuel tax plan unfairly targets trucks
Missouri lawmakers are considering a fuel tax increase for roads, but OOIDA is concerned about efforts to lay a larger share of the burden on truckers.
IV. DOT steps up on human trafficking
For some time, truckers have played a lead role in the fight against human trafficking. The U.S. DOT is also listing that as a priority, and recently gathered to discuss the topic.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- The National Human Trafficking Hotline – where you can report human trafficking activity – is 888-373-7888.
- OOIDA recognizes drivers for safe driving records.
- Starting Wednesday, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the TA in Tonopah, Ariz., at Exit 103 on Interstate 10. Find the upcoming Spirit stops here.
- Find out more about CDL Legal on their website.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State
- View notices on the Bulletin Board.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.