Land Line Now, Feb. 21, 2020.
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A push to help pay for highways in the future in part by using a vehicle miles traveled tax paid by truckers only has raised some hackles in the industry.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
The FMCSA releases some early numbers from the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse; OOIDA says the Clean Trucks Initiative must not price smaller truck drivers out of business; And some folks take things just a bit too literally – it’s today’s news in trucking.
II. Confusion about NAFTA replacement
A lot of truckers are confused about the new trade agreement that’s replacing NAFTA – and Jon Osburn is answering a lot of their questions.
III. Avoiding extra expenses after an accident
Towing and cleanup after a crash can be an extra expense that you don’t need. Fortunately there’s a relatively inexpensive insurance coverage that can help.
IV. Truck-only VMT push
A push to help pay for highways in the future in part by using a vehicle miles traveled tax paid by truckers only has raised some hackles in the industry. We’ll have that – and a mix of other trucking issues brewing in our nation’s capital.
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- Read more about some of today’s top news:
- OOIDA will host a members-only round table discussion at MATS on current issues. The event will be from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, March 26, in room C-104 of the Kentucky Expo Center.
- Starting Saturday, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the TA in New Braunfels, Texas, Exit 193 on Interstate 35. Find the upcoming Spirit stops here.
- Find out more information about OOIDA’s Truck Insurance
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.