Land Line Now, March 12, 2020.
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A controversial cap-and-trade plan that’s caused deep divisions in Oregon leads to another battle at the statehouse. Also, streamlining background checks.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
The Mid-America Trucking Show has been canceled; states work on flooding and storm damage repairs; and the chase is on in Florida for the elusive … cow? It’s today’s news in trucking.
II. Drug rule exemptions and controversial studies
A group in the motion picture industry wants an exemption from part of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rules. Also, a controversial study on crashes that involve a truck.
III. Cap-and-trade battle in Oregon
A controversial cap-and-trade, emissions control measure that’s cause deep divisions in Oregon is the subject of another battle at the statehouse. Also, a bill now in Congress would provide funding to create more truck parking; and information about upcoming truck shows.
IV. Streamlining background checks
An effort to streamline the process of background checks for truckers is headed toward success. Also, the effect of the COVID-19 situation on Capitol Hill.
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- OOIDA urges truckers to speak out on the effort to increase your insurance costs.
- Starting Saturday, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the Jerry Fritts, Jr. Petro in West Memphis, Ark., located at Exit 280 on Interstate 40 and Exit 4 on Interstate 55. Find the upcoming Spirit stops here.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State
- View notices on the Bulletin Board.
- There’s been a truck parking breakthrough in Washington.
- View OOIDA’s complete guide to Regulatory Issues.
- You can find details on the TSA’s Exemption from Regulations here.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.