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Friday, August 18, 2017

Daily News

EPA to 'revisit' next wave of greenhouse gas rules
Another burdensome regulation bearing down on the trucking industry is on the potential chopping block. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it will “revisit” provisions of the upcoming Phase 2 of the greenhouse gas regulations.

Everything truckers need to know about the traffic 'Apoc-eclipse'
The first total solar eclipse on the mainland since 1979 and the first to cross the width of the nation since 1918 is on the horizon. Truckers who are being dispatched through a potential nationwide traffic jam need to be prepared a bit more than normal motorists do.

N.Y. chiropractors continue fight for return to registry
Despite encountering a snag at the New York State Supreme Court level, chiropractors in the state are continuing their efforts to overturn a 2016 decision that removed them from the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.

TEST DRIVE:  Kickin' up some dust with Kenworth
A recent trip to the Pacific Northwest gave me the opportunity to get behind the wheel of some Kenworth vocational trucks – a variety of dump trucks and mixers – and take them for a ride.

Iowa closes in on implementing 'smart truck parking' technology
Iowa is the latest state to look into a truck parking information management system as part of a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant that was awarded to eight Midwestern states nearly two years ago.

Five states act to promote rescue of kids, animals in vehicles
Steps are being taken at statehouses across the country to protect truck drivers and other good Samaritans from possible legal repercussions when they step in to provide aid to distressed animals or people in parked vehicles.

Reminder: IRS Form 2290 comes due Aug. 31
OOIDA’s Permits and Licensing Department reminds truck owners that an important deadline in coming up soon. The end of August means the due date to pay the HVUT, or federal highway use tax for heavy vehicles. It’s that $550 fee you pay each year when you file an IRS Form 2290.

TRACER ALERT:  White Freightliner stolen in Dallas
A white 2006 Freightliner ST120 was stolen on Aug. 16 at 2335 Quincy St. in Dallas. The truck has “Moore Wright Truck Lines” on the sides.

Hot Topics

ON-SITE:  An 'open forum' on the ELD mandate
The FMCSA brought its “road show” to eastern Pennsylvania this week with a decidedly mixed message.

ELD upstart says Rand McNally's lawsuit falls short of defamation requirement
In response to a lawsuit from Rand McNally that claimed One20 orchestrated “fake” Twitter accounts to make customers believe the 161-year-old business was going bankrupt, the fledgling Minneapolis-based company maintained that the allegations didn’t constitute defamation.

Run on Less: 'We gonna do what they say can't be done'
Carbon War Room and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency has announced the seven professional truck drivers who will be participating in “Run on Less,” a fuel-economy roadshow that roars to life on Sept. 6.

Tony Justice, Bill Weaver featured on GATS concert lineup
A pair of OOIDA members will be featured as musical performers during the Great American Trucking Show from Aug. 24-26 in Dallas.

NAFTA redo: Nobody said it would be easy
The United States, Canada and Mexico negotiators are at the table this week, as trade reps meet in Washington, D.C., to hammer out a new menu for modernizing the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement.

Land Line Now Tonight's Show

Aug. 18, 2017 – Land Line Now on Sirius XM 146
We’ll tell you who in recent news has been good and who’s been bad with some Roses and Razzberries. Also on tonight’s show: what truckers want to know about ELDs; a class designed to ensure you get paid for loads; and an EPA plan to review the next proposed phase of its greenhouse gas regulations.

LAND LINE NOW

Land Line Now online:  Garner Trucking goes to Washington
Recently, the president met with a group of small-business leaders. Among them was the owner of a small motor carrier who has some interesting things to say about that meeting. Mary McKenna talks with Sherri Garner-Brumbaugh.

Land Line Now online:  D.C. Report: Fact or fiction?
It should not be a surprise to anyone that some misinformation is floating around the trucking industry. Mark Reddig puts some of those to rest with some help from OOIDA Director of Security Operations Doug Morris.

Land Line Now online:  More than just opinions about ELDs
For months, Jon Osburn has heard a lot about ELDs. However, lately, what he’s heard most is questions about them. Mark Reddig talks with the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker.

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