Senate bill aims to jump-start speed limiter legislation

July 9, 2019

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LLN (7/9/19) –
A Senate bill aims to jump start speed limiter legislation has been introduced mandating truck speed limiters be set at 65 miles per hour. Safety groups support the speed limiter legislation, while OOIDA contends 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 https://roadwarrior.pilotflyingj.com/.
  • Registration is now open for the second edition of OOIDA’s live business seminar, “Truck to Success.”  The class takes place Sept. 10 12 at the Courtyard by Marriott at Exit 21 off Interstate 70 in Blue Springs, Mo. 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 11, 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 healthy 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.

Segment 4

A Senate bill aims to jump start speed limiter legislation has been introduced 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.

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