LLN (9/4/19) – The rates for vans and reefers are up, as are load to truck ratios. Also, truckers recently expressed their concerns about the proposed changes to the hours of service at a listening session held by FMCSA. The price of diesel is lower again for the eighth week running. And a new study takes a look at the impact of driver detention time.
0:00-10:10 – Newscast.
10:10-24:44 – Truckers speak on HOS changes.
24:44-38:42 – Van and reefer rates; diesel drops again.
38:42-48:19 – Impact of detention time.
- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Illinois Department of Transportation have scheduled two public meetings to gather public comments on the replacement of the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Ky., and Cairo, Ill. The first meeting will be Monday, Sept. 9, at the Fort Jefferson Welcome Center in Wickliffe. The second one will take place Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Cairo High School in Cairo. Both meetings will run from 5 to 7 p.m. You can find more information online at The U.S. 51 bridge website.
- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is warning truckers of an increase in scam letters asking trucking companies to pay to file their DOT biennial updates. The DOT says these companies are not affiliated with the U.S. or Wisconsin departments of transportation. The letters often include threats of fines for failure to pay. Filing your biennial report can be done for free on the FMCSA’s own website. If you have questions, you can also call OOIDA’s permits and licensing department at 800-444-5791.
- Registration is now open for the second edition of OOIDA’s three-day class, “Truck to Success.” The class takes place Sept. 10-12 at the Courtyard by Marriott at Exit 21 off Interstate 70 in Blue Springs, Mo.
- For more information, go to the OOIDA Online Education website.
- Or find out more here: Register for OOIDA’s second Truck to Success seminar.
- OOIDA has recognized John Redding of Marshalltown, Iowa, for 30 years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
- Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
At Dallas, truckers expressed their concerns and asked questions about the proposed changes to the hours-of-service regulations at a listening session held by the FMCSA. Mary McKenna will have some highlights from that two-hour session.
- Truckers are urged to make comments on the FMCSA’s proposed changes to the hours-of-service regulations. The deadline is Oct. 7.
- Read more about the hours of service:
The rates for vans and reefers were up, as were load to truck ratios. And Mark Montague of DAT thinks we may have turned the corner. Mary McKenna has this week’s report.
- Read more here: DAT: Before Hurricane Dorian, strong demand lifts spot rates.
- Visit the DAT website.
- Or you can call them at 800-547-5417.
- Be sure to check out their blog.
- Chat with them on Twitter.
- And find out more on the OOIDA Members Edge website.
- You can call OOIDA Members Edge at 866-487-8253.
Diesel price averages went down in nearly all 10 regions in the U.S., making this eighth consecutive week of decline. Mary McKenna offers a detailed update on the price of diesel fuel and crude oil, including a break down by region and analysis.
- Here is this week’s price report by Land Line Magazine: Diesel prices continue to slide for another week.
- Find Daily Fuel Prices by ProMiles.
- To see how to compute your own fuel surcharge use OOIDA’s online Fuel Surcharge Calculator.
- To download OOIDA’s fuel surcharge app for Android Smartphones, click here.
The American Transportation Research Institute has released a study on the impact of driver detention time. Mark Reddig discusses those findings and what they mean for the ongoing detention debate with Bryce Mongeon of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.
- You still have time to submit your comments. Deadline is Sept. 9.
- To read the ATRI study, click here.
- To read the OOIDA Foundation’s one-pager on the issue, or other one-page research summations by the Foundation, click here.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.
- To call members of Congress, dial 202-224-3121.
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.
- Read more from Land Line Magazine: