Land Line Now, Oct. 15, 2021.
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Another city bans overnight truck parking; a bill would add more spaces; and truck parking is proposed as a supply chain solution.
I. Today’s news with Scott Thompson
New hall of fame enshrines first inductees in ceremony. Some rest areas in Washington state closed due to lack of staffing. And the robot cars are here – and some of them are very confused.
II. Truck parking – California coverage, a city ban and a bill in Congress
A journalist has been covering the truck parking issue for his hometown paper in Northern California. We’ll explain why it matters and discuss another large city banning overnight truck parking, as well as the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act
III. Electric trucks – are they practical?
Marty Ellis is hearing from a lot of truckers about the push for more electric vehicles and whether it’s practical for trucks – including the issues of weight, range, charging times and cost. Residents in Eastern Georgia are lining up to oppose construction of a truck stop outside Savannah. And truckers have a chance to speak out. OOIDA has issued a call to action, and we’ll have the details.
IV. Detention time, truck parking called supply chain solutions
The U.S. DOT is asking truckers and others for help identifying how the department can make the supply chain work more efficiently. And OOIDA says issues such as truck parking, detention time and more should be a big part of the discussion.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- Speak up for truck parking in Georgia. Read OOIDA’s Call to Action here.
- Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
- Read the latest edition of The Parking Zone.
- Marty Ellis and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at the J.D. ‘Doc’ Osburn TA in Boise, Idaho. That’s at Exit 54 off Interstate 84. Find upcoming Spirit stops 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.