LLN (3/7/19) – The Michigan State Police are expanding their roadside drug testing program. FMCSA has changed the rules for Class B CDL holders trying to get their Class A. FMCSA sets some seminars at MATS. A Tesla crash is under investigation. States are changing the rules for both red light and speed cameras. A bill calling for underride guards on the sides and front of trucks is back. We’ll have details about upcoming truck shows. And stakeholders meet to discuss the ongoing TWIC saga.
0:00-9:26 – Newscast
9:26-24:13 – CDL rules; MATS seminar; Tesla crash
24:13-39:07 – Traffic cameras; underride guards; truck shows
39:07-48:54 – Michigan roadside drug tests; TWIC update
- The House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday tackled the issue of funding our growing infrastructure needs. Read more: DeFazio, Graves stress need for infrastructure plan to House committee.
- At 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, OOIDA will conduct a town hall meeting at the Mid America Trucking Show for members of the Association. The session is designed to gather member input on some current issues. If you are not a member and want to take part, you can join at the door. You can also call the office at (816) 229-5791 anytime and sign up for membership. That takes place in room C104 of the Kentucky Expo Center.
- Terry Scruton reported that Carrier Corporation is recalling certain ComfortPro models of its auxiliary power units. The affected APUs use a second power supply harness that is not protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter connector. This could increase the risk of an injury in the event of an electrical short. Carrier will notify APU owners and the connector will be installed free of charge. You can read more about the Carrier recall here.
- Mack Trucks, meanwhile, is recalling certain 2019 and 2020 model year Mack Anthem, Granite and Pinnacle vehicles because the passenger side door down-view mirror may detach from the door. This could happen while the trucks are in motion and could strike another vehicle or pedestrian. The company will notify vehicle owners and properly attach the mirror free of charge. Read more about the Mack recall here.
Earlier this week, the FMCSA changed the rules for Class B CDL holders trying to get their Class A. Terry Scruton covers that – plus FMCSA seminars at MATS and a Tesla crash investigation – with OOIDA Director of Federal Affairs Jay Grimes.
- Read more about the CDL changes: FMCSA advances amended entry-level driver training rule.
- View OOIDA’s complete guide to Regulatory Issues.
- If you have questions you would like answered you can call our Listener Comment Line at 800-324-6856.
States are changing the rules for both red light and speed cameras. Mary McKenna talks with our state legislative expert, Keith Goble. Also, a bill calling for underride guards on the sides and front of trucks is back. OOIDA has issued a Call to Action, and we’ll have the details.
- Read more from Land Line Magazine, States pursue or approve red-light, speed camera rule changes.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit the OOIDA Legislative page.
- Read more about the Stop Underrides Act here: Stop Underrides Act reintroduced in House, Senate.
- You can find your lawmakers information, here.
The Michigan State Police are expanding their roadside drug testing program. Mark Reddig discusses that – plus a meeting about the ongoing TWIC saga – with OOIDA Director of Safety and Security Operations Doug Morris.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that at FightingForTruckers.com.
- To call members of Congress, dial 202-224-3121.
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.