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Friday, June 14, 2019

Daily News

Quote machine: OOIDA president delivers soundbites to Congress
OOIDA President Todd Spencer let lawmakers know what’s wrong with trucking from a driver’s viewpoint when he testified during a House subcommittee hearing.

Tandem Thoughts:  ATA contradicts itself in attempt to lower driving age
Despite how well the ATA’s Chris Spear dances on both sides of safety and training issues, OOIDA still says DRIVE-Safe Act has nothing to do with safety.

Canada publishes federal ELD mandate; targets June 2021 enforcement date
Electronic logging devices become mandatory June 12, 2021, for federally regulated Canadian motor carriers operating past a 100-mile radius from home base.

Two Maryland counties take issue with governor's toll plan
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission voted down Gov. Hogan’s toll project, raising issues with a lack of mass transit within the plan.

Alabama, Alaska act to lower minimum age for in-state truckers
Action taken in two states to lower the minimum age for driving commercial motor vehicles is expected to get younger people behind the wheel of big trucks.

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Hot Topics

OOIDA president outlines hardships truckers face at House hearing
OOIDA’s Todd Spencer told a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee that the trucking industry’s broken, and Congress must recognize drivers’ vital role.

Tandem Thoughts:  Couple's Citizen Driver award 'pretty doggone amazing'
Husband and wife team drivers Kenn and Beth Zelten have carved out a 30-year legacy of service in their trucking careers. Their efforts paid off in the form of a 2019 Citizen Driver award from TravelCenters of America.

Trucking jobs reach an all-time high
Further debunking the driver shortage myth, a report from the U.S. Census Bureau adds to the evidence: Trucking employment is at an all-time high.

HHS sends hair testing guidelines to White House for review
The U.S. Department of Health and Services’ final rule for using hair samples for drug tests has gone to the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Tandem Thoughts:  Old enough to know 'better' is in the eye of the beholder
The Spirit has a throw-back look, and I’m diggin’ it, man.

Land Line Now Tonight's Show

June 14, 2019 – Land Line Now on Sirius XM 146
From a trucker who showed enormous kindness to a family in crisis to a prosecutor determined to try a trucker for actions that were legal, we’ll have some Roses and Razzberries. Also, a number of scams are targeting truckers. Rigs speeding through truck stop parking lots are on the edge of causing a catastrophe. And OOIDA’s executive vice president discusses what he shared recently with federal officials.

LAND LINE NOW

Land Line Now online:  Update on the hours of service
Truckers are still waiting for the updated Hours of Service. FMCSA wants information about detention time. FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez will testify to Congress about the next highway bill. An Illinois bill would double the fuel tax and eliminate a fee many truckers despise. We’ll have information on upcoming truck shows. And federal officials are moving forward toward officially sanctioned hair testing for drugs among truckers

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