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Trucks may get short end of toll stick

December 5, 2019

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Land Line Now, Dec. 5, 2019.

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The Connecticut toll debate is leaning in a bad direction for truckers. Also, a recent FMCSA announcement discouraged advocates of an entry-level driver training rule.

Toll protestors Connecticut toll
Connecticut residents protest tolls championed by Gov. Ned Lamont at a rally May 18. (Photo courtesy NoTollsCT.rog, used with permission.)

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Glider kits aren’t gliding, enforcement won’t be soft and Canadians are ready to inspect – it’s today’s news in trucking.


II. FMCSA saddens driver training supporters

A recent FMCSA announcement regarding entry-level driver training has disappointed advocates. Also, a quick look at some hours of service exemption requests.


III. Connecticut toll debate turning sour

The debate over whether or how to toll highways to pay for roads in Connecticut is raging – and the focus is slowly shifting in a direction truckers may not like.


IV. EPA glider decision draws a watchdog’s wrath

The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog has finished its investigation into how the EPA handled the debate over glider kits and emissions. So, how did the agency do? We’ll tell you.


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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • If your ELD is out more than eight days, request an extension by emailing ELD-Extension@dot.gov.
  • Check out truckers’ reviews of certified doctors for your DOT physical through the DOT Doc Service.
  • View OOIDA’s complete guide to Regulatory Issues.
  • To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Daily News By State
  • View notices on the Bulletin Board.
  • It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. Contact them by phone at 202-224-3121.
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