Land Line Now, Sept. 23, 2021.
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Rates are rising. That’s good news for truckers, but shippers aren’t happy, so they’re pursuing a policy that would be bad news for truckers.
I. Today’s news with Scott Thompson
The White House continues trying to steer the bipartisan infrastructure bill away from an iceberg. The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse announces a substantial spike in positive drug tests. And when a trunk-full of fried chicken could mean 6 years in prison.
II. DOT on supply chain challenges
The U.S. Department of Transportation wants to hear from you about how to address challenges in the supply chain – something that could include a discussion of technology, cybersecurity risks, ELDs, detention time, hours of service and more.
III. Illinois wants to better prioritize road work
Illinois officials say a new law there will help them better prioritize the state’s road work. Meanwhile, Denver voters will decide whether to spend $63 million for transportation work. We’ll have information about upcoming truck shows on the Land Line Now Industry Calendar.
IV. Rates up, but shippers aren’t happy about it
Rates are rising. And while that’s good news for truckers, shippers aren’t so happy. And because of that, they’re pursuing a policy that would not be good news for truckers – or for anyone else.
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- If you’re traveling on Interstate 10 through Louisiana, be sure to check conditions for your route here.
- Marty Ellis and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at the Guilty By Association Truck Show. That takes place at 4 State Trucks at Exit 4 off Interstate 44 in Joplin, Mo. Find upcoming Spirit stops here.
- The U.S. Department of Transportation wants to hear from you about how to address challenges in the supply chain. You can submit your comments here through Oct. 18.
- 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 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.