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Trucking issues out of spending bill

July 7, 2020

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Land Line Now, July 7, 2020.

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A transportation spending bill leaves out controversial issues affecting trucking. Also, the pandemic and protests affect drug and alcohol testing.

Capitol trucking


I. Today’s news with Scott Thompson

We know more about how many trucking companies benefitted from Paycheck Protection Program loans; the FMCSA employs a little understanding when it comes to drug and alcohol testing; and a driver gets out of a pricey speeding ticket with a little show-and-tell – it’s today’s news in trucking.


II. Pandemic, protests affect drug testing

A lot of things have been delayed, put off, canceled or otherwise affected by protests, the pandemic and other recent events. And that includes the normal procedures associated with drug and alcohol testing for truck drivers.


III. Voters to decide on sales tax for roads

Arkansas voters will decide whether to continue a sales tax for roads; meanwhile, Maryland will end suspensions for red-light camera violations.


IV. Details on the transportation spending bill

Yesterday, we discussed some of what we expect to be in an upcoming transportation spending bill. Today, the text is out and we know.


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