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Slow progress for car haulers

January 23, 2020

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Land Line Now, Jan. 23, 2020.

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OOIDA continues to make slow progress on a longstanding issue affecting car haulers. Also, the latest on the EPA’s Cleaner Trucks Initiative.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Amazon reacts to a lawsuit over driver coercion; an NFL player faces an arrest warrant after an assault on a truck driver; and a study says we’re not ready for autonomous cars – it’s today’s news in trucking.


II. Car haulers issue’s slow trip to resolution

OOIDA continues to make slow progress on a longstanding issue affecting car haulers. Also, the latest on the EPA’s Cleaner Trucks Initiative and an exemption to California’s meal and rest break rules.


III. Tighter CDL rules

In the wake of a highly publicized accident, Massachusetts lawmakers are considering raising standards for obtaining a commercial driver’s license.


IV. Helping protect our infrastructure

For the United States to protect against a possible terrorist attack, or to continue functioning after one, the nation’s infrastructure has to function. And two groups help the Department of Homeland Security carry out that mission.


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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • Bills S665and HR1511 would require rear, side and front underride guards on all trucks. Bill S2033 would require speed limiters in trucks set at 65 miles per hour. OOIDA is urging truckers to call your lawmakers at 202-224-3121 to express your views about the bills.
  • Starting Friday, Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the Shawn Hubbard Petro in Ontario, Calif., at Exit 57 on Interstate 10. Find the upcoming stops for The Spirit here.
  • View OOIDA’s complete guide to Regulatory Issues.
  • To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State
  • View notices on the Bulletin Board.
  • It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.