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More details on the new Congress

The new Congress continues to fill out its committee rosters, including lawmakers who will have a significant effect on your life as a truck driver. Mark Reddig discusses the latest additions and what we know about their view of trucking from Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

Air date: Jan. 18, 2019.

Record keeping: what you need to know

Record keeping is a necessity if you are running your own trucking business – but it’s not just whatever records you want. Specific paperwork is required by federal rules. Mark Reddig gets an idea of what’s involved and how it helps you get through a federal audit successfully from Scott O’Dell and Heather Brown of OOIDA’s Permits and Licensing Department.

Air date: Jan. 18, 2019.

Researchers split on truck platooning

Some transportation researchers are pursuing platooning as a solution to certain industry problems. Others have given up on it and moved on, certain it won’t have the promised benefits. Mark Reddig talks with Andrew King of the OOIDA Foundation.

Air date: Jan. 18, 2019.

Truckers have more than weather on their minds

Truckers are thinking about fuel prices, what loads are paying, fuel surcharges and, of course, the weather. And Jon Osburn is listening. Mark Reddig talks with the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker. See Jon’s full schedule, “The Spirit” Schedule. Air date: Jan. 18, 2019.

I-59/20 in Birmingham to close for 14 months

Starting Jan. 21 the elevated sections of Interstate 59/20 will close to traffic in downtown Birmingham for more than a year, allowing approximately 14 months to demolish and rebuild the downtown bridges supporting the interstate. The Alabama Department of Transportation is urging motorists, especially truckers, to take I-459 around the city if possible. Improvements have already been made to I-459 in preparation for much heavier traffic. A number of detours are available online at https://5920bridge.com/detours/. Air date: Jan. 18, 2019.

Ohio trucker receives Safe Driving Award

Rod C. Abrams of Dayton, Ohio, has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for 21 years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.

Air date: Jan. 18, 2019.

An update on ELD enforcement in New York

We reported earlier on a state court decision in New York regarding ELDs. Mark Reddig gets an update and finds out what it means for ELD enforcement in New York from OOIDA Director of Safety and Security Operations Doug Morris.

Air date: Dec. 6, 2018.

Latest on autonomous vehicles, driver fatigue

The Transportation Research Board held its annual meeting earlier this week and top officials from the FMCSA were on hand to talk about everything from autonomous vehicles to a meter that can supposedly detect driver fatigue. Terry Scruton gets the details from Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office and Andrew King of the OOIDA Foundation.

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Air date: Jan. 17, 2019.

Missouri talks tolls, vehicle fees for funding

Talks continue at the Missouri statehouse for a solution to the state’s $825 million gap in annual road and bridge funding. Terry Scruton gets the details from Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble.

Air date: Jan. 17, 2019.

ATFI says tolling I-80 is likely unconstitutional

Mary McKenna reports that the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates is warning Virginia governor Ralph Northam against tolling Interstate 81 as a way to pay for improvements. The Alliance, of which OOIDA is a member, believes the plan is likely unconstitutional. The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates has a petition campaign at www.keeptollsoff81.com. In the first six weeks of the campaign, more than 2,400 Virginia residents signed the petition opposing tolling on I-81. Air date: Jan. 17, 2019.

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