Urging Congress to suspend HVUT

July 31, 2020

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Land Line Now, July 31, 2020.

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New efforts to get truckers more help in the next COVID-19 relief package. Plus, the trucking community mourns the loss of one of its greatest friends.

HVUT Heavy Vehicle Use Tax


I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

OOIDA warns truckers about letters saying their medical cards have expired; the TSA extends the deadline for hazmat endorsements; and Florida loves truckers.


II. Avoiding CSA Safety Rating Points

Racking up points is good if you’re playing football or basketball – but not so good when you’re a commercial truck driver. How to avoid them, and if you can’t, how to get them off your record.


III. Attending truck shows during pandemic

What’s it like attending truck shows during a pandemic? Different in some ways and the same in others.


IV. Urging Congress to waive HVUT

OOIDA urges Congress to provide some much-needed economic relief to small-business truckers by suspending an annual fee all of them have to pay.


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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • OOIDA has set up an online resource to provide direct access to information needed to operate in the current coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 menu at the top of the page on the Land Line Media website.
  • It’s helpful for our members to keep us apprised of conditions on the roads and any problems they encounter. If you have situations to report call OOIDA at 816-229-5791 or email Questions@OOIDA.com.
  • Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at the TA in Morris, Ill., at Exit 112B off Interstate 80. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon also has free face masks, if you’re in need.
  • Visit the Road Law website for more information.
  • It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website or by calling 202-224-3121.
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