Land Line Now, Oct. 21, 2021.
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OOIDA speaks out on the real supply chain problems; a senator speaks up for truckers about the parts shortage; and port problems explained.
I. Today’s news with Scott Thompson
A lawsuit opposing FMCSA’s hours-of-service changes is moving forward. California trucking leader says situation at the ports has reached a “state of emergency.” And the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is just about ready for its time in the spotlight.
II. OOIDA spells out the real supply chain problems
The FMCSA is asking questions about the supply chain – and OOIDA has given them a lot to think about. Meanwhile, Congress contemplates two important federal nominees.
III. Senator speaks up for truckers on parts shortage from supply chain issues
A Tennessee senator has gone to bat for truckers over a supply chain problem that’s taken some drivers off the road. OOIDA has issued a call to action, and we’ll have the details. Also, Pennsylvania continues work on a plan for a weigh station bypass system already used by most states, while Michigan debates changing the way they set speed limits.
IV. A look at the ports and the supply chain
We continue to follow the progress of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which will determine what is spent where for highways for the next few years. And we’ll offer up some new information about what’s happening at the ports.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- Marty Ellis and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at the TA in Missoula, Mont. That’s at Exit 96 off Interstate 90. Find upcoming Spirit stops here.
- To read about state legislation, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News by State.
- Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., speaks up on truck component shortages. OOIDA has issued a Call to Action.
- View the most recent notices on the Bulletin Board.
- You can find upcoming truck shows and events here.
- Be sure to check out the new Fighting for Truckers website. And remember, it’s never too late to contact your lawmakers. You can do that via the 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.