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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Daily News

Environmentalist group sues EPA over glider enforcement decision
An environmentalist group filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency on July 17 over its recent decision to delay enforcement of a cap that would limit the number of glider trucks that could be built.

Two Kentucky towns added to the list of questionable unloading ordinances
West Buechel, Ky., isn’t the only municipality within the Commonwealth of Kentucky imposing an unloading fee or tax on commercial carriers that may conflict with a state law and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association wants answers.

OOIDA News and Updates - July 2018
The Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association's Government Affairs and public relations staff has created a newsletter to update Capitol Hill staffers on OOIDA's positions on some important current issues. You might find the information helpful too.

DAT Solutions:  Rates ease down as truckers go back to work
Everybody headed back to work last week after taking time off for the Fourth of July. Load posts at DAT MembersEdge were up 18 percent during the week ending July 14, but truck posts rose more, at 21 percent.

Daimler recalls thousands of Freightliner Cascadias with loose brake caliper mounts
Daimler Trucks North America has issued a recall for more than 18,000 Freightliner Cascadia trucks. Affected trucks have an issue with brake caliper mounting bolts.

OOIDA's touring tractor-trailer rolls into Gary, Ind.
OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer is on the road headed for Gary, Ind. Jon Osburn, skipper of the Spirit of the American Trucker, plans to be at the Gary Petro truck stop July 19-20. The truck stop is on I-90/I-80 at Exit 9.

Hot Topics

Ohio House panels advance bills intended to 'churn out' new drivers
Ohio lawmakers are advancing legislation to create a commercial truck driver student aid program for eligible students enrolled at a certified CDL school or career college. A separate piece of legislation would provide a tax credit to motor carriers for eligible training expenses for prospective drivers. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is opposed to both pieces of legislation.

New Hampshire governor OKs move to all-electronic toll collection
The latest version of New Hampshire’s 10-year transportation plan is set. The newest strategy signed into law by Gov. John Sununu authorizes the state Department of Transportation to move forward with plans to eliminate toll booths on the state’s turnpike system in favor of all-electronic tolling.

House committee asks acting EPA chief for information regarding possible collusion
Several members of the House committee on Science, Space, and Technology have requested information regarding allegations that employees of the EPA colluded to prohibit the user of glider kits. In a letter dated July 12, the members of the committee asked EPA activing administrator Andrew Wheeler to provide details about interactions between agency employees and Volvo lobbyists.

Tandem Thoughts:  The five stages of show truck polishing
Sometimes, no matter how awful the process was, the acceptance part comes with accepting show truck trophies. And miraculously, like birthing a baby, the pain is forgotten and you do it all over again

CVSA's brake safety enforcement places nearly 1,600 CMVs out of service
Nearly 1,600 commercial motor vehicles with critical brake violations were removed from roadways during an unannounced single-day enforcement blitz, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced on Tuesday.

Land Line Now Tonight's Show

July 18, 2018 – Land Line Now on Sirius XM 146
The president’s proposed $1 trillion infrastructure package has yet to materialize. We’ll have that, plus load posts are higher and load to truck ratios lower, an update on a truck unloading fee in Kentucky, diesel prices are fractionally lower, an update on some disturbing messages left in a truck stop; an in-depth look at the National Academy of Sciences CSA study, and results of the CVSA’s Brake Safety Week.


Land Line Now online:  A limit on roadside inspections
Truckers need to be prepared –- financially and otherwise – for unexpected events on the road. We’ll have advice on that, plus a new Missouri law limiting roadside inspections, an attempt to stop objects being thrown from Pennsylvania bridges, and the chances for an infrastructure bill to pass anytime soon.

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