LLN (2/28/19) – A New Mexico truck fee may soon increase by 230 percent. Also, the departure of the deputy secretary of transportation leaves an important opening at DOT. Meanwhile, an audit of FMCSA’s medical certification program is underway. Also, groups have requested some new hours-of-service exemptions. Officials explore a new plan for hazmat trucks on Colorado’s I-70. And Congress examines cyber-attack and data privacy issues.
0:00-9:41 – Newscast
9:41-24:25 – DOT opening; medical certification audit; New exemption requests
24:25-39:22 – NM fee increase; hazmat plan for I-70
39:22-49:08 – Cyber attacks; data privacy
- A state House committee has killed an effort to extend a truck ban on the Legacy Parkway, just north of Salt Lake City. Read our previous coverage: Will Utah’s Legacy Parkway soon be open to all trucks?
- Tomorrow is the deadline to register for OOIDA’s upcoming live business seminar, “Truck to Success.” The class takes place March 12-14 at the Courtyard by Marriott at Exit 21 on I-70 in Blue Springs, Mo.
- Go to OOIDAOnlineEducation.com to register.
- Read more about the class: Friday is the deadline to enroll in OOIDA’s Truck to Success course.
- You can write and post a review of the doctor who performed your DOT physical through the online service DOT Doc. Find a link at OOIDA.com.
The departure of the deputy secretary of transportation leaves an important opening at DOT. Terry Scruton discusses that with OOIDA Director of Federal Affairs Jay Grimes. Also, we’ll have an update on the FMCSA’s medical certification audit and some new Hours of Service exemptions.
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- View OOIDA’s complete guide to Regulatory Issues.
- If you have questions you would like answered you can call our Listener Comment Line at 800-324-6856.
A New Mexico truck fee could soon increase by 230 percent. Mary McKenna covers that with our state legislative expert, Keith Goble. Meanwhile, Lawmakers work on a new plan for hazmat trucks on Colorado’s I-70. Also, Mary and Mark Reddig offer information about upcoming truck shows on the Land Line Now Industry Calendar.
- Read more from Land Line Magazine, New Mexico bill would raise truck fee by 230 percent.
- You can also read Land Line Magazine’s, Colorado bill seeks solution to hazmat truck travel on I-70.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit the OOIDA Legislative page.
The U.S. House is examining cyber attacks on surface transportation, while the Senate examines data privacy. Mark Reddig finds out how it could affect you from OOIDA Director of Safety and Security Operations Doug Morris.
- 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.