‘Ridiculous’ tickets as economy warms up

April 22, 2021


Land Line Now, April 22, 2021.

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As the economy pulls slowly out of the pandemic, enforcement is cranking up – and truckers are seeing some ridiculous citations.

tickets Ticket quotas addressed at four statehouses

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

A coalition urges members of Congress to oppose higher insurance minimums for trucks. The FMCSA moves forward with a survey on autonomous vehicles. And when nature attacks!

II. Delay in electronic transmission of medical exam info

The FMCSA may delay transmitting your DOT physical information to your state by several years, as well as delaying other parts of the medical examiner regulations. Meanwhile, investigators look into another Tesla crash, and DOT appoints a new “science officer.”

III. States ponder left-lane rules

Three states are wrestling with rules for who can use the left lane and when, while Alabama is taking steps to ensure local fuel taxes are actually used for roads and bridges.

IV. ‘Ridiculous’ violations show up on tickets

As the economy and the country start pulling slowly out of the pandemic, enforcement is slowly cranking up – and some of the citations are ridiculous. And we’ll have more about the FMCSA administrator nominee.

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