LLN (5/13/19) – Another state with a split speed limit may reduce the differential. Also, some Canadian provinces are already requiring entry level driver training. Meanwhile, what can we learn from the recent wreck on I-70 near Denver. Truckers are finally being heard in D.C. and in the courts. You can dispute incorrect information from a previous employer. And a discussion about towing reform in Nevada.
0:00-9:57 – Newscast
9:57-24:43 – Canadian driver training; Learning from a tragedy
24:43-39:38 – Truckers being heard; disputing bad information
39:38-49:22 – Montana split speed; towing reform
- Scott Farley of Sioux City, Iowa, has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for 19 years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program. Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program. And you can read about our latest batch of safe drivers here: OOIDA recognizes drivers for safe driving records.
The U.S. Entry Level Driver Training rule is set to go into effect next year. But some Canadian provinces are already requiring it, and all of Canada will have it before the U.S. rule goes into effect. Mark Reddig talk with Johanne Couture, a member of the OOIDA Board of Directors.
- You can read more about the Canadian effort here:
The recent wreck on I-70 near Denver is a tragedy, but we can learn from it. Greg Fulton of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association joins Mark to explain.
- The training video Greg mentioned is not yet online, but when it is, you can find it at http://www.cmca.com/.
- Read about the accident here:
Truckers are finally being heard in D.C. and in the courts. Mary McKenna discusses that and more with Jami Jones and Mark Schremmer of Land Line Magazine.
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Does your record have incorrect information from a previous employer? You can dispute that. Mark Reddig finds out how from Scott O’Dell of OOIDA’s Business Services Department.
- You can access the Correction Request of Erroneous Safety Performance History here.
- And Safety Performance History Driver Applicant Rebuttal here.
- Be sure to check out OOIDA Compliance Connection online.
- You can find out more about what OOIDA’s Business Assistance department does, here.
- And you can contact them at 816-229-5791.
Another state with a split speed limit is considering reducing the differential. Mark Reddig discusses that – plus a discussion about towing reform in Nevada – with OOIDA Manager of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.
- Read about this and other speed limit efforts: Speed limit changes approved, pursued in seven states.
- 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.