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D.C.: Meal and rest break provision back again

The House Rules Committee has announced it will start discussion of the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill next week. What does that have to do with trucks? Terry Scruton finds out from Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

All Nighter newscast, April 23, 2018

Our daily newscast from Marcia Campbell’s "All Nighter" on WSM 650 AM, "The Legend," a clear-channel station out of Nashville, TN.

Roses and Razzberries

From a company trying to capitalize on a mythical driver shortage to a Congressman who is fighting for truckers, Mary McKenna and Terry Scruton have a look at who’s been bad and who’s been good on today’s edition of Roses & Razzberries.

Nebraska moves closer to speed changes

A deal is near completion in Nebraska to change posted speeds on many highways. Meanwhile, Indiana vehicle owners will soon be able to stop at fire departments to have their vehicles tested for carbon monoxide. Terry Scruton talks to OOIDA’s Mike Matousek and Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble.

Technology in trucking

Does technology help safety, or make our roads less safe? As more and more technology makes its way into trucks, it’s an important question to answer. Land Line Now host Mark Reddig has a report.

Colorado lawmakers work toward ‘Occ-Acc’ option

An effort halfway through the Colorado General Assembly would ensure occupational accident insurance coverage is available to independent truckers in the state. Also, the days of local governments in Maryland needing to cut back on road work could soon be in the past. Terry Scruton finds out the details from OOIDA’s Mike Matousek and Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble.

Truckers give Jon their two cents on hours of service

Mary McKenna checks in with Jon Osburn, driver of OOIDA’s Spirit of the American Trucker, for the latest from life on the road – including trucker talk about an effort to fix two big problems with the Hours of Service. The bill, introduced by U.S. Rep. Brian Babin, is H.R. 5417, "The Responsible and Effective Standards for Truckers” or REST Act. It amends the Hours of Service regulations for truckers, allowing you the option of pausing the 14 hour clock for a period of up to 3 hours, and eliminating the 30 minute break rule.

D.C.: A conflict over compliance

The recent meeting of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance highlighted some disagreements between the FMCSA and law enforcement over just how well the ELD mandate is going. Terry Scruton talks with OOIDA’s Director of Safety and Security Operations Doug Morris.

All Nighter newscast, April 20, 2018

Our daily newscast from Marcia Campbell’s "All Nighter" on WSM 650 AM, "The Legend," a clear-channel station out of Nashville, TN.

Group gets exemption from 30-minute rest break

A trucking group is granted an exemption from the 30-minute rest break, the CVSA had a recent meeting and another member of the House Transportation Committee is stepping down amid a scandal. Terry Scruton talks about all of those stories with Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C.

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