Why worry about automatic braking? Here’s why …

April 20, 2021


Land Line Now, April 20, 2021.

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Among the issues that could crop up in the next highway bill, automatic emergency braking systems are among the most controversial.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The FMCSA wants more time to launch the Certified Medical Registry. Fuel prices leveled off across the country last week. And the naked truth about Zoom calls.

II. Common trucker legal problems

Some problems are unique and require good problem-solving skills to overcome. Others seem to repeat themselves over and over – and those are often the most easily solved. CDL Legal sees a lot of those cross their desks.

III. Two states deal with road funding

Idaho is a few short steps away from quadrupling the money in a program that pays for road work, while Minnesota debates different plans to increase their highway revenue.

IV. Automatic emergency braking systems – here’s what’s going on

Among the many trucking issues that could crop up in the next highway bill, new technology is among the largest and most controversial. And among them is automatic emergency braking systems. We’ll have an update on that issue.

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  • Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
  • Starting Thursday, Marty Ellis and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the TA in Foristell, Mo. That’s at Exit 203 off Interstate 70. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here.
  • Learn more about the services offered by CDL Legal on their website or call them at 913-738-4836.
  • To read about state legislation, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State.
  • View notices on the Bulletin Board.
  • 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.
  • If you’ve been hauling COVID-19 vaccines across the country in recent weeks, we want to hear from you for a story we’re working on. Just send an email to and we’ll get back to you.
  • 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.
  • 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