Land Line Now, Dec. 1, 2020.
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Utah considers a hard stand against protests that block highways, while Pennsylvania may use private cash to pay for truck-related projects.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
Truck parking is still a major problem across the country; the U.S. DOT gears up for transporting COVID-19 vaccines; and a different kind of driver’s seat.
II. Problem getting authority? Here’s why
A step in the process to get your own authority is causing delays and difficulties for some truckers. But a solution may be at hand.
III. Protests that block highways may draw hard response
Pennsylvania may use public-private partnerships to help pay for weight stations, rest areas and other truck-related projects, while Utah considers a hard stand against protests that block highways.
IV. Truck parking in the spotlight
And finally: Today, truck parking is on the federal agenda as officials from across the country meet to discuss solutions. And we’ll have more about the bid by OOIDA’s Todd Spencer to head FMCSA.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- Truckers can receive vouchers for free flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccinations. Email the St. Christopher Fund at email@example.com or call 865-544-8145.
- Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at the Petro in Milan, N.M., located at Exit 79 off Interstate 40. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon Osburn is also giving away free protective masks.
- Find out more about applying for your authority here. Or call OOIDA’s Business Assistance department at 816-229-5791.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, 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.
- 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 Questions@OOIDA.com.