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Monday, May 21, 2018

Daily News

One20 to end ELD operations
Truck drivers, who have been using One20’s F-ELD to comply with the electronic logging device mandate, will soon need to find an alternative provider. One20 has announced it will cease operations on June 18.

SensiGuard warns of increased cargo theft activity during Memorial Day Weekend
Not much ruins a long weekend like having your truck and trailer stolen.Three-day weekends like Memorial Day Weekend offer organized cargo thieves more targets of opportunity, as loads often sit unattended for days.

Tandem Thoughts:  Someone is highly agitated about paying to park, and they're not a trucker
Space is at a premium, and you may have to pay to take up some of it

Missouri lawmakers vote to add 10-cent fuel tax increase question to November ballot
Missouri voters could soon get to decide whether they want to tax themselves to help cover transportation-related costs. The state’s Department of Transportation has said there is an $825 million gap in annual road and bridge funding.

Butts County, Ga., proposes stiffer fines for trucks traveling on county roads
Truckers driving through Butts County, Ga., could face heavier fines for driving through on county roads if one county commissioner gets his way. A proposed ordinance will increase the fines with possible jail time for driving on county roads.

Fallen soldiers honored as part of 30th annual Run for the Wall
Hundreds of motorcycle riders for the 30th annual Run for the Wall breezed past the OOIDA headquarters along Interstate 70 in Grain Valley, Mo., on Monday, May 21 as they made their way to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

California diesel prices hover around $4 per gallon
By one index, diesel fuel prices in California dance just under $4 per gallon and by another just over it.

The Spirit heads to Louisiana, near Shreveport
OOIDA tour trailer The Spirit of the American Trucker is headed to Greenwood, La., which is just across the border from Texas and 15 miles west of Shreveport, La.

Hot Topics

Werner trainee receives 50 years for murder in stabbing death of driver trainer
A Texas jury needed only 90 minutes to find a former Werner driver trainee guilty of murder in the 2015 stabbing death of his trainer.

Virginia officially launches truck-only toll study, announces public hearing dates
The Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board has been busy getting a study ready that looks into tolls for trucks only and/or high-occupancy vehicles. Recently, the board officially launched the I-81 corridor study, including four public hearings.

Tandem Thoughts:  Hair testing 'scientifically unreliable and discriminatory'
OOIDA isn’t the only group speaking out against the scientific unreliability of hair testing for pre-employment drug screenings. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice says denying employment based on hair testing alone is illegal.

Repeal of emissions requirements for glider kits could be finalized as soon as this month
According to a 2018 spring regulatory report issued by federal agencies, the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule to repeal emissions standards on glider kits could be finalized as soon as this month.

Tandem Thoughts:  A new day on detention pay?
Is the industry turning a corner on the issue of detention pay? Possibly, but don’t count on it. Two Web-based brokers are making detention pay a part of their loads. Will the rest of the industry do the same? Contributing Editor-at-Large John Bendel has the details.

Land Line Now Tonight's Show

May 21, 2018 – Land Line Now on Sirius XM 146
Tolls don’t just affect truckers – some small Pennsylvania towns are suffering from the actions of the state’s turnpike. Also on today’s program, we’ll have an update on a troubled federal website, an examination of autonomous trucks, a congressman ignoring small business truckers, and a spending bill with trucking implications.

LAND LINE NOW

Land Line Now online:  Meal, rest break provision in House bill
An appropriations subcommittee recently put pen to paper and developed a bill to pay for transportation for the next fiscal year. Contained within in are several provisions that could have a big impact on truckers. Mark Reddig talks with Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

Land Line Now online:  Personal car problems can affect truck insurance
Did you know that if you have a crash or a speeding ticket while driving your personal vehicle, it can affect the insurance rates for your truck? Terry Scruton finds out why that is from Trina McIntyre and Stacey Sanders of OOIDA’s Truck Insurance Department.

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