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Roadside drug testing expands

March 8, 2019

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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

Segment 1

Newscast

  • 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.

Segment 2

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.

Segment 3

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.

Segment 4

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.

 

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