Senate bill aims to jump-start speed limiter legislation

July 9, 2019


LLN (7/9/19) A bi-partisan effort has been re-launched in the Senate to require all new heavy trucks to be equipped with speed limiters. Safety groups support the speed limiter legislation.OOIDA does not, and in fact, believes the legislation will make roads less safe. Four states want to accommodate platooning and are changing laws to make that happen. Plus Oregon’s cap and trade bill appears to be dead. And we’ll share information on why a traveling companion makes all the sense in the world – especially the four-legged ones.

0:00-9:57 – Newscast

9:57-24:42 – Why you should never travel alone when there’s a dog available as your co-pilot

24:42-39:4-Multiple states revising laws to allow platooning. Cap trade bill dies in Oregon and this week’s bulletin board information.

39:40-49:35 –And OOIDA continues its strong stand against a new bill for speed limiters.

Segment 1

  • Nominations are now open for Pilot Flying J’s Road Warrior award. The award is given out each year to a trucker who goes above and beyond representing the industry. You can submit a nomination and find more information at
  • Registration is now open for the 2nd edition of OOIDA’s live business seminar, “Truck to Success.”  The class takes place September 10th through the 12th at the Courtyard by Marriott at Exit 21 off Interstate 70 in Blue Springs, Missouri. The class is designed for truckers who are about to make the leap into becoming an owner-operator, and for those who have been in the industry to cut costs and become more financially successful. For more information, go to the OOIDA Online Education website.
  • Starting July 11th, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree. That takes place at the Iowa 80 Truck Stop. Stop in, say hi to Jon and Sassi, and join OOIDA for a $10 discount. See the full Spirit Schedule.

Segment 2

Having a traveling companion can be helpful and healthful for truckers who spend their day behind the wheel. Mary McKenna speaks with a couple of firm believers in keeping company with man’s best friend as they rack up the miles.

Segment 3

Multiple states will implement revised statutes in coming days that cover minimum requirements for vehicle following distances. And the saga over cap and trade at the Oregon statehouse may be settled. Or it could be far from over. Mary McKenna gets the details from Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble. Grab information you need with today’s bulletin board.

Segment 4

A bi-partisan bill has been introduced in the Senate mandating truck speed limiters be set at 65 miles per hour. Mary McKenna talks to Collin Long with OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office about a letter being sent this week to the Senate on why this is such a bad idea.