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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Daily News

Read about, listen to OOIDA Board candidates here
Voting in OOIDA’s biennial Board of Directors alternate election wraps up Thursday, Jan. 31. To help you with the election process, here are some short bios, comments from nominees, and recorded interviews.

Ninth Circuit upholds California's low-carbon fuel standard
Calling the regulation “innovative” and “nondiscriminatory,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld California’s low-carbon fuel standard.

FedEx agrees to pay New York City $35M for delivering contraband cigarettes
FedEx has agreed to pay New York City more than $35 million for allegedly delivering illegal cigarettes to residential customers.

Tandem Thoughts:  Dear truck-hating senators, we see you, and we're taking notes
Does anyone else feel a little beat-up this week? I mean, it’s hard not to after taking the slap from Georgia Senate Bill 23 and punch from Virginia’s SB1716.

Heating fuel delivery truckers get HOS exemption
Truckers delivering heating fuel in support of emergency relief efforts caused by winter storms in a dozen Midwest and New England states have been granted leeway in hours of service regulations.

Average diesel fuel price keeps on downward slide
Now for 14 consecutive weeks, the U.S. average price for a gallon of diesel reported by the federal Energy Information Administration fuel has again dropped.

Hot Topics

Virginia I-81 bill would penalize drivers for using Route 11 to avoid toll
If truckers think they can take an alternate route to bypass a proposed toll on Interstate 81 in Virginia, think again. There’s a provision to penalize truckers diverting to Route 11 to avoid the toll.

Tandem Thoughts:  SCOTUS' New Prime decision highlights need for groups like OOIDA
The Supreme Court’s decision in favor of independent contractors in the Oliveira v. New Prime case reveals that workers’ rights groups are still needed.

Tennessee trucking company settles for $4M in driver wage suit
Nashville, Tenn., trucking company Western Express has agreed to pay thousands of drivers a total of nearly $4 million in a settlement for a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit accuses the company of intentionally failing to compensate drivers for hours worked.

Georgia truck ban bill shelved
A group of Georgia state lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday to limit truck traffic on the state’s highways. About 24 hours later the lead sponsor of the bill announced a reversal for pursuit of the change.

Anyone interested in becoming an owner-operator should take this OOIDA course
OOIDA’s Truck to Success class is designed to help those who have considered becoming an owner-operator but aren’t sure where to start.

Land Line Now Tonight's Show

Jan. 22, 2019 – Land Line Now on Sirius XM 146
Through Jan. 31, OOIDA members have a chance to choose some of the people who will run the organization that represents them. Today we’ll have interviews with truck drivers and board nominees Kristopher Peters, Stephen Saunders and Carl Smith. We’ll also have some important notices from the Land Line Now Community Bulletin Board.

LAND LINE NOW

Land Line Now online:  OOIDA Board nominees
Through Jan. 31, OOIDA members have a chance to choose some of the people who will run the organization that represents them. Today we’ll have interviews with truck drivers and board nominees Linda Allen, Brad Peterson, Rodney Morine and Danny Schnautz.

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Land Line Magazine is the business magazine for professional truckers and the official publication of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (www.ooida.com). Editorial policy encompasses informing truckers, the trucking industry and various government agencies about issues related to the industry. News and feature articles are designed to keep professional truckers updated on legislation, industry activities and trends. Land Line Magazine has a direct mail circulation of more than 213,500 that includes owner-operators, small fleet owners and professional drivers.*

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