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This conflict of interest could cost you

September 24, 2019

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LLN (9/24/19) –
Numerous mainstream media outlets have reported about a potential conflict of interest involving the congressman who has fought the hardest to raise truckers’ insurance requirements. Also, we’ll offer up some of what truckers told the FMCSA about the agency’s proposal to change the hours of service regulations. Colorado regulators have proposed a rule that would limit charges when a truck is booted, but OOIDA wants more details. And we’ll have some important notices from the Land Line Now Community Bulletin Board.

0:00-10:10 – Newscast.

10:10-24:14 – FMCSA hours of service listening session.

24:14-38:43 – Colorado booting rules; bulletin board.

38:43-48:22– Minimum insurance requirements and conflict of interest.

Segment 1

Newscast

  • Tony Smith of Indianapolis has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for 24 years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
  • Nov. 11 is the start of the 2019 Truckers for Troops Telethon. That week, you can join OOIDA for a discount. Ten percent of your membership will help send care packages to troops overseas and help returning veterans with OOIDA matching those donations.

Segment 2

Truckers, along with industry stakeholders, recently attended the second of two FMCSA listening sessions on hours of service in Washington, D.C. Mary McKenna hones in on the comments shared during the three-hour session.

Segment 3

Colorado regulators have proposed a rule that would limit the charges when a truck is booted. However, OOIDA is asking for more protections for truckers. Mary McKenna gets the details from OOIDA’s Mike Matousek and Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble.

Mark Reddig and Mary McKenna bring us important notices from the Land Line Now Community Bulletin Board.

Segment 4

Numerous mainstream media outlets have reported about a potential conflict of interest involving the congressman who has fought the hardest to raise truckers’ insurance requirements. Mark Reddig talks with Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.