LLN (4/23/19) – Hundreds of communities across the country have joined forces to tell Washington lawmakers to say “NO” to bigger trucks on our highways. Non-consensual towing continues to be a big issue in Missouri, and it’s not just OOIDA fighting for change. Plus changes in the tax code have hurt company drivers by eliminating their per diem. OOIDA is working to change that. And we’ll have new information on several states that are changing or have already raised their fuel tax rates.
0:00-9:57 – Newscast
9:57-24:43 – Missouri Trucking Association joins OOIDA in the fight against forced towing
24:43-39:38 – An update on changes in fuel tax rates and news you need on the bulletin board
39:38-49:21 – Bigger and longer trucks aren’t better and coalition urges D.C. to vote against them
Land Line Now’s Terry Scruton talks with Tom Crawford, president, and CEO of the Missouri Trucking Association about the latest effort to deal with non-consensual towing. Plus, changes to the tax code have left company drivers without a per diem. We’ll talk about the issue.
- Read more here: OOIDA, Missouri Trucking Association work to pass towing bill.
- Read more on per diem: OOIDA asks drivers how per diem changes are affecting their Tax Day.
Keith Goble joins Mary McKenna with new information on states that have recently raised or reformed their fuel tax rates.
- Read more from a related story in Land Line Magazine: Officials in 10 states adopt, pursue higher fuel tax rates
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit the OOIDA Legislative page.
Hundreds of state and local community representatives from across the country have joined forces with the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks urging D.C. lawmakers to oppose them.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that at FightingForTruckers.com.
- To call members of Congress, dial 202-224-3121.
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.