Stop the hours of service 14-hour clock? OOIDA says heck yeah

November 5, 2020


Land Line Now, Nov. 5, 2020.

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OOIDA says it will support a pilot program testing a break that would stop the hours of service 14-hour clock. Also, a remote audit record.

New hours of service go into effect

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

OOIDA says NHTSA needs to keep a close eye on Tesla; protesters shut down I-94 in Minnesota; and she’s a black magic woman.

II. OOIDA supports hours of service pilot program

OOIDA has stepped up to support a pilot program testing a break that would stop the 14-hour on-duty clock, while the FMCSA seeks nominations for an advisory board and another pilot program tests under-age-21 drivers.

III. Down-ballot races; state issues

Tuesday wasn’t just about the presidency. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of other so-called “down-ballot” races were decided – as well as many local transportation issues.

IV. A record for remote inspections

Inspectors have set a record this year – the most remote, off-site audits of carriers ever – meanwhile, we’ll offer some insight into what a new Biden administration might do if the election ends up going that way.

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  • Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at the Petro in Kenly, N.C., located at Exit 106 off Interstate 95. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon Osburn is also giving away free protective masks.
  • You can find OOIDA’s complete guide to Regulatory Issues here.
  • 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 or by calling 202-224-3121.
  • OOIDA has an online resource to provide access to information needed to operate in the coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 menu at the top of the page on the Land Line Media website.
  • It’s helpful for our members to keep us apprised of conditions on the roads and any problems they encounter. If you have situations to report call OOIDA at 816-229-5791 or email