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Same-day, second opinion problems

June 17, 2019

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LLN (6/17/19) –
Getting a second opinion on your DOT physical in the same day can create real problems. Also, Congress recently took a look a trucking issues ranging from CSA scores and Detention time to automation and driver training. Meanwhile, your personal driving record could affect your CDL. And FMCSA has an education program to help the general public avoid crashes with large trucks.

0:00-9:57 – Newscast

9:57-24:42 – CSA, detention time, automation, training and more

24:42-39:40 – Personal record and your CDL; same-day second opinions

39:40-49:24 – FMCSA education program; hearing on trucking

Segment 1

Newscast

  • Gerald J. McCarty of Frankfort, Ind., has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for 19 years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program. Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.

Segment 2

Congress recently took a look a trucking issues ranging from CSA scores and Detention time to automation and driver training, among others. Mary McKenna provides us with highlights from the hearing.

Segment 3

Your personal driving record could affect your CDL. Mary McKenna talks with Trina McIntyre and Stacey Sanders of OOIDA’s Truck Insurance Department.

  • Find out more information about OOIDA’s Truck Insurance.
  • You can also call the insurance department directly at 800-715-9369.
  • If you have a question about truck insurance you’d like answered on the air, you can call the Land Line Now Listener Comment Line at 800-324-6856.

More than a few truckers have gone in for a dot physical and then sought out a second opinion the very same day – however, that can lead to a problem. Mark Reddig finds out how to deal with it from Jim Jefferson of OOIDA’s Business Services Department.

  • Be sure to check out OOIDA Compliance Connection online.
  • You can find out more about what OOIDA’s Business Assistance department does, here.
  • And you can contact them at 816-229-5791.
  • You can also check out doctors through reviews from your fellow truckers at DOT Doc.

Segment 4

The FMCSA has started an education and outreach program to the general public designed to avoid crashes with large trucks. Mark Reddig discusses that and more with OOIDA’s Public Affairs Director Norita Taylor.