LLN (9/6/19) – Will Tesla face recall as they continue to snub NHTSA? Pennsylvania is struggling to fund repairs to its crumbling infrastructure. Mark Reddig suggests in today’s rant that it may be Pennsylvania’s own fault. We’ll discuss exemptions to regulations following major storms. And we have the latest edition of Roses and Razzberries.
0:00-10:11 – Newscast.
10:10-24:47 – Roses and Razzberries
24:44-38:47 – Op-Ed; Pennsylvania’s highway funding issues may be self-inflicted. Plus what drivers need to know about exemptions to regulations following storms.
38:42-48:24 – Could Tesla face a recall?
- Applications are now open for the OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship. Children, grandchildren and legal dependents of OOIDA members are all eligible to apply.
- You can learn more and apply here.
- You can also find out more here, Applications for 2020 OOIDA scholarship due by Feb. 1.
- The FMCSA wants your input about detention time. That includes the impact of delays at the docks on highway safety. In addition, the agency is seeking sources of reliable data on detention, the technology that could track it, and what amount of time is reasonable for loading or unloading, among other issues. You can submit your comments until Sept. 9.
- Read related detention time stories from Land Line Magazine:
Terry Scruton and Mary McKenna offer a chance for fame – or infamy – to people and events in the news. If you want to offer up your own Rose or Razzberry for our consideration, you can submit those here, or visit us on Facebook.
- Also be sure to read the latest from Land Line Magazine: Roses and Razzberries – August/September 2019.
Infrastructure problems are common in every state in the union. Mark Reddig shares his opinion on the state of Pennsylvania, where he believes most of its road and bridge funding problems are self-inflicted.
- You can read the full opinion here: Highway funding in the land of the self-inflicted wound.
We are in the midst of hurricane season, and with a major storm already on the books truckers need to be ready for how the storm affects them – and the places they haul. That includes federal exceptions to the regulations and those they still have to follow. Mark Reddig talks with Jim Jefferson of OOIDA’s Business Services Department.
- Read the FMCSA exemptions related to Hurricane Dorian.
- Be sure to check out OOIDA Compliance Connection
- You can find out more about what OOIDA’s Business Assistance department does here.
- And you can contact them at 816-229-5791.
The National Transportation Safety Board recently weighed in on another Tesla crash. Mary McKenna discusses the report in detail with Jay Grimes in OOIDA’s Washington D.C., office.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.
- To call members of Congress, dial 202-224-3121.
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.
- You can read more Tesla stories from Land Line Magazine: