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Truck-only tax gets thumbs down

January 24, 2020

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Land Line Now, Jan. 24, 2020.

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Trucking organizations take a strong stand against plans for a truck-only tax as a way to add funding for highways. Also, researchers discuss ELDs and more.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

A trucker is honored for saving a life, a man who assaulted a trucker is sentenced, and a company expands driverless truck tests – it’s today’s news.


II. Scientists look at automation, ELDs and more

Scientists who study transportation are asking how autonomous trucks will work. That’s among the topics covered – along with hours of service, ELDs and truck parking – at a recent gathering of the Transportation Research Board.


III. AB5 continues to concern truckers

California truckers visiting the Spirit of the American Trucker have a lot to say about the new independent contractor law and trucking parking.


IV. Truck-only tax concept gets a ‘no go’

Trucking organizations are taking a strong stand against the idea of a truck-only tax as a way to add funding for highways. Also, a U.S. House committee schedules a hearing on road funding.


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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • Bills S665 and HR1511 would require rear, side and front underride guards on all trucks. Bill S2033 would require speed limiters in trucks set at 65 miles per hour. OOIDA is urging truckers to call your lawmakers at 202-224-3121 to express your views about the bills.
  • Starting Friday, Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the Shawn Hubbard Petro in Ontario, Calif., at Exit 57 on Interstate 10. Find the upcoming stops for The Spirit here.
  • View OOIDA’s complete guide to Regulatory Issues.
  • 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.
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