Senator gathers support to stop attempted truck insurance increase

September 8, 2020


Land Line Now, Sept. 8, 2020.

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A U.S. senator is gathering support to stop an attempted truck insurance increase from passing into law. Also, filing MCS-150 and UCR.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Hair testing guidelines are on their way; wildfires light up the west; and the song remains the same – for a very long time – it’s today’s news in trucking.

II. It’s not hard to do it yourself

Filing your MCS-150 and UCR doesn’t have to be a hassle, and contrary to all the letters and calls you might get, you really don’t need much help doing it yourself. We’ll have some sound, money-saving advice.

III. Michigan eyes speed limits

Michigan is discussing how it sets speed limits, while Utah may borrow money to fund road work.

IV. Truck insurance increase effort targeted

A U.S. senator is gathering support to stop an attempt to an effort to push a significant truck insurance increase through Congress – in the highway bill or elsewhere.

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  • Two bills currently in Congress call for truckers’ minimum insurance requirements to increase: HR 3781, a standalone bill, and HR 2, the House version of the highway bill.
  • OOIDA’s TRACER system has issued an alert on a stolen truck. The white 2012 International conventional has “Gordon & TKM Trucking” written on the sides. It was last seen on State Highway 165 in Ravenel, South Carolina. A $500 reward is offered for information leading to its recovery. For more information, go to; if you have information, call 202-246-2698.